His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai, has shared an important message to mark Hijri New Year.

Taking to Twitter, His Highness outlined what can be learned from the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) 1,443 years ago as he migrated from Makkah to Madinah. Sheikh Mohammed outlined that it’s one of the most important lessons for the Muslims of today.

“We congratulate the people of the Emirates and the Arab and Islamic nation this year,” he began, adding that migration is “a symbol of transformation from one condition to another”.

“[It’s] a symbol of movement and rejection of stillness, a symbol of striving and not stopping..migration represents effort and sacrifice to build a better tomorrow,” Sheikh Mohammed continued. “This is the most important lesson for Muslims today.”

To mark Islamic New Year, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also shared a public message on Twitter.

“Congratulations to the UAE people and Muslims around the world on the occasion of Hijri New Year,” he said. “May God bless all of us this year with peace, prosperity and good health.”

To mark the occasion of the Islamic New Year, UAE citizens and residents will have a day off on Thursday, August 12, meaning it will be a three-day weekend for many across the country.

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