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 – 25th April

Eid ul Fitr – 25th May

1st Dhul Hijjah – 23rd July

Eid ul Adha – 31st July

1st Muharram 1442 –  21st August

10th Muharram – 30th 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 2020

 

January 2020 
J Al-Awwal – J Al-Thani 1441   

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February 2020
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March 2020
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April 2020
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May 2020 
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June 2020
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August 2020
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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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