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Muslims around the world use the Islamic calendar (also known as the Lunar or Hijri calendar) to determine the dates of religious events and observances.

The Islamic calendar is based on 12 lunar months – a new month begins when a new moon is sighted

Key Dates within the Islamic Calendar:

1st day of Ramadan – 13th April

Eid ul Fitr – 13th May

1st Dhul Hijjah – 11th July

Eid ul Adha – 20th July

1st Muharram 1443 –  9th August

10th Muharram – 18th August

* These dates are dependent on moon sightings

Islamic Months:

  1. Muharram
  2. Safar
  3. Rabi Al-Awwal
  4. Rabi Al-Thani
  5. Jamada Al-Awwal
  6. Jamada Al-Thani
  7. Rajab
  8. Shaban
  9. Ramadan
  10. Shawwal
  11. Dhul Qadah
  12. Dhul Hijjah (month of Hajj)

Islamic Calendar 2021

 

January 2021 
J Al-Awwal – J Al-Thani 1442   

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February 2021
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March 2021
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April 2021
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May 2021 
Ramadan – Shawwal 1442

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June 2021
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October 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

What is the Islamic Hijri calendar?

Muslims around the world use the Islamic calendar (also known as the Lunar or Hijri calendar) to determine the dates of religious events and observances.

The Islamic calendar is based on 12 lunar months – a new month begins when a new moon is sighted

What are the Islamic months?

The Islamic calendar (Hijri calendar) consists of the following 12 months in numerical order:

  1. Muharram
  2. Safar
  3. Rabi Al-Awwal
  4. Rabi Al-Thani
  5. Jamada Al-Awwal
  6. Jamada Al-Thani
  7. Rajab
  8. Shaban
  9. Ramadan
  10. Shawwal
  11. Dhul Qadah
  12. Dhul Hijjah (month of Hajj)

How many days in the Islamic calendar?

The Islamic calendar (also known as the Hijri calendar) consists of 354 or 355 days.

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