Green Party Greetings on Islamic New Year

The Green Party of Canada sends greetings for Al-Hijra, the Islamic New Year, this year falling near or on November 26th.  This important day is celebrated on the first day of the month of Muharram, to commemorate the month in which Muhammad emigrated from Mecca to Medina. “The Islamic New Year is a time for personal reflection, a time to think about our own personal journeys.  The journey undertaken by the Prophet Muhammad symbolizes for us the movement from oppression to freedom.  This message is still very relevant for the world today, as we collectively struggle for physical and spiritual wellness.  I wish all Islamic Canadians peace and prosperity on the occasion of the Hijra New Year,” said Green Leader Elizabeth May.