SRINAGAR: The Muharramul Haram crescent has been sighted and Youm-e-Ashura will be observed on August 9 Tuesday.
The first of Muharram – which is also the first day of Hijri year 1444, according to the Islamic calendar – will commence on Sunday July 31.
Meanwhile, Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar has extended heartfelt greetings to the Muslim Ummah in general and the Muslims of Jammu & Kashmir in particular on the arrival of the new Islamic year – 1444 AH.
The Anjuman in a statement said, “Every new year provides us with an opportunity to go for self-introspection and reflect upon what is happening around us and as such, we need to learn lessons from our past and strive for the betterment of our present and future.”
“We must also submit ourselves completely to the will of Allah (SWT), strengthen our bond with our Creator – Allah (SWT) and deepen our love and devotion with our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) so that we as Ummah are able to discharge our religious and milli responsibilities in a much better way,” Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid said in a statement.
It also expressed hope that the new Islamic year brings happiness, progress and prosperity for us.
It stressed the need for the immediate release of Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir in view of the beginning of Muharram-ul-Haram and the blessed days of Ashura and said the authorities should remove the restrictions imposed on him so that he can fulfill his official responsibilities towards the people and society.