Jakarta, wapresri.go.id – 1 Muharram is a day on which Muslims around the world celebrate the Islamic New Year. In Indonesia, 1 Muharram 1444 Hijri falls on July 30, 2022 according to the Joint Decree (SKB) of three Ministers.
Celebrating the big day for Muslims, Vice President (Vice President) KH Ma’ruf Amin hopes that Muslims in Indonesia can interpret this Islamic New Year as momentum to emigrate in better performance, both as individuals, groups, and nations.
“Because hijrah is not only interpreted as moving from one place to another, but hijrah is a complete change from a bad situation to a good one and even better,” said the Vice President, Saturday (30/07/2022), at his official residence, Jl. Diponegoro No. 2, Jakarta.
The Vice President further emphasized that in this Islamic New Year the Indonesian national integration is further strengthened, both through the brotherhood of fellow Muslims, fellow countrymen, and human beings.
“We must be able to further strengthen the cohesion and unity of the nation as the main capital for the continuation of national development through strengthening the brotherhood as a Muslim, (ukhuwah Islamiah), the brotherhood as a nation (ukhuwah wathaniah), and the brotherhood as a human being (ukhuwah insaniyah),” he said.
The Vice President also appealed to all Muslims in the country to continue to pray to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala (SWT), for the safety of the nation.
“So that we, the Indonesian people, can overcome various challenges, both regarding the Covid-19 pandemic and all its impacts, the energy and food crisis, as well as other challenges, so that we can become a stronger and more advanced nation,” he urged.
Finally, while delivering the Islamic New Year’s greetings, the Vice President hoped that all Muslims in Indonesia would continue to increase their faith and piety, and draw closer to Allah SWT so that they can play an active role in achieving the nation’s progress.
“I wish a Happy Islamic New Year, 1 Muharram 1444 H to all Muslims in the country,” said the Vice President.
“Hopefully we can live up to the meaning of this Islamic New Year by constantly increasing faith and piety to Allah SWT and increasing the positive contribution of Muslims to society, nation and state,” he concluded. (DMA/LHS – BPMI, Setwapres)