Islamic Hijri Calendar

The Hijri calendar is a lunar calendar, consisting of 12 months of 354 or 355 days. As it is a lunar calendar, there is an annual drift of 10 days, which means that it is not synchronised with the seasons, with the dates being repeated every 33 years.

The year begins with the month of Muharram (1st Muharram being 2nd October 2016) and the current year is 1438.


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Key Islamic Dates 2017:

1st Ramadan – 27th May
Eid ul Fitr – 25th June

Day of Arafah – 31st August
Eid ul Adha – 1st September

1st Muharram 1439 –  21st September
10th Muharram – 30th September

 

The following Hijri calendar is in accordance with Makkah:

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Jumada Al Awwal – Jumada Al Thani  1438 

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 Jumada Al Thani – Rajab 1438 

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Rajab – Shaban 1438           

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June 2017 
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