This year's Islamic New Year falls on 15 November and World of Tanks would like to take the opportunity to bring this greeting to all Muslim Tank Commanders:
Happy Islamic New Year to you and your precious family. May this new year bring you lots of happiness and joy.
To commemorate the occasion, we will be extending the Remembrance/ Heroes' Day & Deepavali Special until 16 November, 2012 (Friday) @ 13:30 UTC+8 (05:00 UTC). Enjoy the special and have a great day ahead!
About Islamic New Year
The Islamic New Year is a day that marks the beginning of a new year in the Islamic calendar, also known as Hijra. The arabic word Hijra means migration of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina in 622. The event also commemorates the death of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussein and the day is recognized as a public holiday in countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia.
During the beginning of a new year, Muslims do not traditionally celebrate the occasion but they do acknowledge the passing of time and make resolutions for the new year. The day is spent in prayer and reflections of their life and Muslims around the world would gather in mosques to offer special prayers and listen to special readings from the Koran, especially the narrations of the Hijra.