Abu Dhabi (Gulf Inside) Islam is the second largest religion in the world. In the past, dates in Islamic states are calculated according to the Hijri calendar, which dates back to the time of the second caliph, Umar. The new Islamic year is coming. The Islamic year begins with the holy month of Muharram. The UAE is also preparing to see the new year.
The start of the new year is a Public Holiday across the UAE. An important piece of news in this regard is that the UAE has declared August 12, 2021 as a public holiday to celebrate the New Year 1443 AH. In this way, people living in the UAE will be able to enjoy three holidays together. The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has announced that August 12 will be a public holiday at the beginning of the new Islamic year 1443 AH.
The circular issued by the authority states that business and office activities in the country will start from August 15, 2021 (Sunday). In this way, people living in the UAE will enjoy three holidays together. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, Prime Minister and Vice President and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan He also wished the rulers of other Emirati states a Happy New Year and wished them long life, health and prosperity.
In addition, Happy New Year to all people living in the UAE. On the other hand, the famous Saudi astronomer Muhammad Shaukat Awda says that the moon of Muharram is likely to appear on August 10 in Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries. Muhammad Shaukat Auda, who is also the head of the Center for International Astronomical Sciences, said that this time Dhul-Hijjah is likely to be 30 days, as the moon is not likely to appear in Islamic countries on Sunday evening, Dhul-Hijjah 29.
It is impossible to see the moon on this date even with binoculars because the moon will sink 14 minutes after sunset in Saudi Arabia, when it will be only 40 minutes old. It is not even possible to see it through binoculars. In this regard, the moon of the first Muharram is likely to appear on Monday evening. In this case, the first Muharram will be on August 10.