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|This holiday next takes place in 3 Days.|
Dates of Awal Muharram
|Marks Islamic New Year and the Prophet Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Medina in 622AD.|
Also known as Maal Hijrah, Awal Muharram is a federal holiday in Malaysia.
It is celebrated by Muslims as the day symbolises two important events in Islam.
Awal means beginning in English and Muharram is the name of the first month in the Muslim calendar, so Awal Muharram is New Year's Day in the Islamic calendar.
The day also coincides with the Prophet Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Medina on the first of Muharram in 622AD.
To mark Awal Muharram, Muslims attend various religious activities, spiritual singing, religious meetings throughout the country.
They recite Koranic verses and hold special prayers and sermons at public halls and mosques.
To mark the occasion, a 'Tokoh Ma'al Hijrah' is awarded to a Muslim personality to honour their contribution to Islam.