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Bring to remembrance the favors of Allah upon you, do not trivialize them. A sage once said: “We remember our losses but forget what we have.” Feel the favors of Allah upon you, from above you and beneath you. Allah (swt) said: “And if you count the blessings of Allah never will you be able to count them.” (Ibrahim 34)

Alhamdulillah! The New Year of 1443 Hijri has ushered in. It means that the Hijrah (migration of the Prophet) from Makkah to Madinah has been passing over 1443 years ago. The Hijrah is a physical journey undertaken by the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and his companions from Mecca to Madinah. The Hijrah is a milestone event in Islamic history, an event that inaugurated significant changes in the historical direction of the world, an event that has become the focal point of the destiny of the Muslim world. It is a story planning, patience, endurance and striving.

In the valley of Arafat, on this great occasion, hundreds and thousands of people are assembling, all of them in groups shouting “Here we are, O God! Here we are, in Your Presence!” This experience of a pilgrim cannot be described in words; it can only be felt by one who has gone through such an experience himself.