Maal Hijrah to muslim all over the world is inextricable intertwined with Awal Muharram ,the first day of islamic month of muharram.
In Islam,a new day starts in the evening upon sunset and not after midnight.Celebrated by Muslim as the day symbolises two happy event in a Muslim's life.The start of the Muslim year or calendar,Muharram,coincides with Prophet Muhammad's Journey from Mecca to Medina on the first of Muharram in 622AD.To signify this occasion,Muslim attend to various religious activities,spiritual singing,religious meeting throughout the country.
It is also a time to reflect and review the past year and make new resolutions for the year.It is the time to check personal progress and to find way to make oneself a better person.This is because the concept of maal hijrah,beside the physical migration
,also mean a migration paradigm shift of the mind and attitude,a concept somewhat rejuvenated and made popular by Stephen Covey.
Islam had initiated a paradigm shift in the mind of the uncivilised and pagan-worshipping Arabs to the simplicity and logic of the Islamic faith.And when they understood Islam,they embrased the religion in droves.
History too has shown that the early Muslims rekindled a sense of positive culture and values in humankind which later led to the Renaissance of Europe and eventually led to the enhancement of man's knowledge in all fields in the modern world.
In essence,Maal Hijrah demands a migration of the mind,body,soul and attitude from bad to good and from good to excellent, always improving and bettering oneself and society.
Today forget your past,forgive yourself and begin again..