Islamic Calendar & Important Dates



The Islamic Hijrah calendar is based upon the lunar month of 30 days or 29 days (according to the sighting of the new moon). It dates back to the year in which the Hijrah (migration) was made by the Muslims from Makkah to Madeenah.

Important Dates For The Muslims Throughout The Islamic Hijrah Year.

1- Muharram

Day 9 and 10 or 10 and 11- SUNNAH.
Aashooraa- Fasting recommended.

2- Safar


3- Rabee' al-Awwal


4- Rabee' ath-Thaanee / al-Aakhir 4- Rabee'


5- Jumaada al-Oolaa


6- Jumaada ath-Thaaniyah / Al-Aakhirah


7- Rajab


8- Sha'baan


9- Ramadhan

Day 1 to 30- FARDH / WAAJIB.
Day 1 to 30- SUNNAH.
'Umrah recommended once on any day.

10- Shawwaal

'Eid al-Fitr.
Day 2 to 30- SUNNAH.
Fasting recommended for any six days.

11- Dhul-Qi'dah


12- Dhul-Hijjah

Day 1 to 9- SUNNAH.
Fasting recommended.
'Eid al-Adhhaa.
For those performing Hajj.
Day 8 to 13-  FARDH / WAAJIB (once in a lifetime).
Performance of Hajj rites.

Throughout The Islamic Hijrah Year

Every Monday and Thursday.
Fasting recommended.
Every 13th, 14th and 15th of every month.
Fasting recommended.
Every other day of every month.
Fasting permissible (the fast of the Prophet Daawood, 'alayhis-salaam ).
On the occasion of anyone's birthday.
Nothing specific recommended.

This page last updated 10/11/2009 12:39 p.m.