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Islamic Calendar & Important Dates

Source: www.fatwa-online.com

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-  S U N N A H

Aashooraa- Fasting recommended


2- Safar


3- Rabee' al-Awwal


4- Rabee' ath-Thaanee / al-Aakhir


5- Jumaada al-Oolaa


6- Jumaada ath-Thaaniyah / al-Aakhirah


7- Rajab


8- Sha'baan


9- Ramadhan

   Day 1 to 30-  F A R D H / W A A J I B


   Day 1 to 30-  S U N N A H

'Umrah recommended once on any day


10- Shawwaal

   Day 1-  F A R D H / W A A J I B

`Eed al-Fitr

   Day 2 to 30-  S U N N A H

Fasting recommended for any six days


11- Dhul-Qi'dah


12- Dhul-Hijjah

   Day 1 to 9-  S U N N A H

Fasting recommended

   Day 10-  F A R D H / W A A J I B

`Eed al-Adhhaa

For those performing Hajj:

   Day 8 to 13-  F A R D H / W A A J I B (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

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