Muslims across the world celebrated the start of the new Islamic year, 1430AH at sunset on Sunday 28 December.

The calendar began in the first lunar year of the Prophet Muhammed’s (peace and blessings be upon him) emigration from Mecca to Medina – an event so significant that it marked the ‘beginning of time’ so to speak. It was a turning point in the history of Islam with many notable successes and developments including a transformation of society, beginning with the successful alliance between the emigrants of Mecca and the native population of Medina.

We hope that such momentous events occur in the life of the CSIS this year!