Hijrah and the Journey Towards Being Malaysian

By Zairil Khir Johari

May 2018 CARPE DIEM
main image
Advertisement
Nearly 1,400 years ago, the Prophet Muhammad and his small band of followers left Mecca, where the fledgling Muslim community was increasingly persecuted and oppressed, for Yathrib (later renamed Medina), a city 320km to the north.This journey has come to be known as the Hijrah, an epochal event that not only marks the beginning of the Muslim calendar, but also the consolidation of the first Muslim community. It was from the success of this migration that the small community was able...

To read the rest of the article and to access our e-Archive, subscribe to us for RM150 a year.

PM
Zairil Khir Johari

is the Penang state executive councillor for public works, utilities and flood mitigation, and the state assemblyman for Tanjong Bunga.