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Awal Muharam

Awal Muharram (also called Maal Hijrah) is a celebration of the beginning of the Islamic New Year for Muslims community in Malaysia.

Muharram, derived from the word haram, which means sinful, is a month considered most sacred of all besides the month of Ramadan. During this time, Muslims are forbidden to fight; hence, a time of mourning and peace.

Islamic calendar also known as al-Hijrah as it marked the migration (hijrah) day of Prophet Mohammed from Mecca to Medina in 622 AD and is therefore, considered a time for self-evaluation and a starting point for change.

 

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