Islamic Calendar 2023 – Hijri Calendar 1444 / 1445

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. This 2023 Islamic calendar is based on 12 lunar months – a new month begins when a new moon is sighted.

Key Dates within the 2023 Islamic Calendar (Hijri Calendar):

 

Key Islamic Date Gregorian Date Hijri Date
Al Isra’ wal Mi’raj 18th February 2023 27th Rajab 1444
Shab-e-Barat 7th March 2023 15th Shaban 1444
Ramadan begins 23rd March 2023 1st Ramadan 1444
Laylatul Qadr 18th April 2023 27th Ramadan 1444**
Eid al Fitr 21st April 2023 1st Shawwal 1444
Dhul Hijjah begins 19th June 2023 1st Dhul Hijjah 1444
Hajj begins 26th June 2023 8th Dhul Hijjah 1444
Day of Arafah 27th June 2023 9th Dhul Hijjah 1444
Eid al Adha 28th June 2023 10th Dhul Hijjah 1444
Islamic New Year 19th July 2023 1st Muharram 1445
Day of Ashura 28th July 2023 10th Muharram 1445
12th Rabi Al Awwal 27th September 2023 12th Rabi Al Awwal 1445

* These dates are dependent on moon sightings

** It is widely believed that Laylatul Qadr occurs on the 27th Night of Ramadan, however many scholars recommend focusing on the last 10 nights of Ramadan

Islamic Calendar 2023

January 2023
Jumadal-Akhirah – Rajab 1444

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February 2023
Rajab – Sha’ban 1444

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March 2023
Sha’ban – Ramadan 1444

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April 2023
Ramadan – Shawwal 1444

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May 2023
Shawwal – Dhul-Qa’dah 1444

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June 2023
Dhul-Qa’dah – Dhul-Hijjah 1444

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July 2023
Dhul-Hijjah 1444 – Muharram 1445

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August 2023
Muharram – Safar 1445

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September 2023
Safar – Rabi’ul-Awwal 1445

M T W T F S S
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16
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October 2023
Rabi’ul-Awwal – Rabi’ul-Akhir 1445

M T W T F S S
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November 2023
Rabi’ul-Akhir – Jumadal-Awwal 1445

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December 2023
Jumadal-Awwal – Jumadal-Akhirah 1445

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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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