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:

Ramadan Begins – 13th April 2021

Eid ul Fitr – 13th May 2021

1st Dhul Hijjah – 11th July 2021

Day of Arafah – 19th July 2021

Eid ul Adha – 20th July 2021

Islamic New Year (1st Muharram 1443) –  9th August 2021

10th Muharram – 18th August 2021

* 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 2021

 

January 2021 
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February 2021
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April 2021
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June 2021
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August 2021
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October 2021
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November 2021
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December 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

What is the Islamic Hirjri 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.

 

Islamic Calendar 2020

 

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June 2020
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July 2020
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August 2020
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