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King wishes the nation a blessed New Year

By JT - Oct 14,2015 - Last updated at Oct 14,2015

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday returned to Jordan from a private visit.

His Majesty greeted the nation via Facebook, posting a status commemorating the Prophet’s Hijrah anniversary, or Hijri New Year. 

“On the occasion of the Islamic New Year and the anniversary of the Prophet’s Hijrah, we remember the lessons of compassion, peace, and faith in God’s mercy and protection. I wish all Muslims a blessed year,” the King posted on his official Facebook page in both English and Arabic.

The post, which received thousands of “likes”, came ahead of the national holiday on Thursday. His Majesty encouraged Jordanians to reflect upon the teachings of the prophet and follow his example. 

The 14th of October this year, also the first day of the Islamic month of Muharram, marks Prophet Mohammad’s journey from Mecca to Medina in 622 AD.The government announced Thursday, instead of Wednesday, as a public holiday. 

Also on Wednesday, deputising for King Abdullah, HRH Prince Hashem attended the Awqaf Ministry’s celebration marking the occasion of the Muslim New Year, which was held at the Royal Cultural Centre.


At the celebration, attended by several senior officials, Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Minister Hayel Dawood delivered a speech, in which he spoke about the Hijrah, its significance, historic importance and lessons to learn. 

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