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 15th October 2015) and the current year is 1437.


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Key Islamic Dates 2016:

1st Ramadan – 6th June
Eid ul Fitr – 6th July

Day of Arafah – 11th September
Eid ul Adha – 12th September

1st Muharram 1438 –  2nd October
10th Muharram – 11th October

 

The following Hijri calendar is in accordance with Makkah:

January 2016 
Rabi Al Awwal – Rabi Al Thani 1437   

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February 2016 
Rabi Al Thani – Jumada Al Awwal 1437

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March 2016 
Jumada Al Awwal – Jumada Al Thani 1437 

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April 2016 
Jumada Al Thani – Rajab 1437           

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May 2016 
Rajab – Shaban 1437

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June 2016 
Shaban – Ramadan 1437

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July 2016 
Ramadan – Shawwal 1437

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August 2016 
Shawwal – Thul Qadah 1437

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September 2016 
Dhul Qadah – Dhul Hijjah 1437            

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October 2016 
Dhul-Hijjah 1437 A.H. – Muharram 1438

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November 2016 
Safar – Rabi Al Awaal 1438

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December 2016 
Rabi Al Awaal – Rabi Al Thani 1438

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