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A Happy and Holy Tamxarit

Jan 9, 2009, 5:21 AM

All of us at The Point wish to take the opportunity to wish all our readers a very successful and prosperous new year on the occasion of Yawmul Ashura (Tamxarit) the Muslim New Year. We pray that all our readers will enjoy all the benefits that Allah will award them during the coming 12 months.

This is a very important time in the Muslim calendar. In the last number of days the Imam Ratib of Banjul, Alhagie Cherno Kah, has spoken on the significance of Yawmul Ashura, 10th day of the Muslim New Year. "In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful; The Islamic calendar has 12 months and it begins with Muharram and ends with Zul Hijjah. Allah the Almighty decreed these twelve months in the holy Quran. Saura Tauba V.36 says: "The number of months in the sight of Allah is twelve (in a year), so ordained by him the day he created the heaven and the earth," he said.

All the days and times of prayers are good, but some are especially emphasised by Islam. The tenth day of Muharram, called Yawmul Ashura, is a blessed day for Muslims to pray to Allah.We pray that the Almighty Allah will listen to the humble prayers of us his servants and reward those who adhere to his laws in the coming year.