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King, Crown Prince receive cables on occasion of Hijri New Year

By JT - Jul 31,2022 - Last updated at Jul 31,2022

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah has received cables of well
wishes from several leaders and senior officials of friendly countries on the occasion of the New Hijri Year.

King Abdullah also received cables from senior officials and officers in Jordan and representatives of civil society organisations, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

HRH Crown Prince Hussein received similar cables on the occasion.

In the cables, the officials said the 
Hijra — marking the immigration of Prophet Mohammad, into Medina
 Munawara from Mecca — was aimed at safeguarding the message of Islam, which calls for harmony and peace, and it paved the way for launching Islamic civilisation.

They also praised His Majesty’s efforts to honour the values of Islam by promoting solidarity and cooperation, and highlighting the true image
of Islam as a religion rooted in moderation and tolerance.

The Islamic lunar year begins on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the calendar and one of the four sacred months in Islam. 

Hijra refers to the migration or journey of Prophet Mohammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina, which paved the way for the establishment of the Islamic nation.


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