Happy Hijri NY! Another Muslim year goes by, how was 1433 for Islam?
As we usher in the New 'Hijri'* Year, 1434, for Muslims, we cast our eyes back over the year gone by to glean an impression of how the religion fared in 1433. A review of Islam's highs and lows, gains and losses, inroads and setbacks in the course of a Hijri calendar year follows, looking mainly at the Middle East with its high penetration by the faith.
From negative PR to failed delivery on expectations and promises to forge a better world for the people it purports to protect, Islam has made perhaps less advances than crusaders would wish. Continue reading below »
*Hijrah is the starting point for counting years in the Hijri calendar, and marks the point when Prophet Muhammad migrated from Makkah to Madinah (approximately July 622 A.D.).