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Islamic Calendar

HIJRI 1444 • 2022 -2023

Islamic Calendar

The Islamic calendar, otherwise known as the Hijri calendar, follows the lunar year. This means that Islamic months start and end in accordance with the sighting of the new moon.

As a result, these months will fall on different dates in the Gregorian calendar every year. Every Islamic month is significant in its own way, and the importance of each is listed below.

The Month of Jamada Al Awwal

The Month of Jamada Al Awwal

Meaning of Jumada Al-Awwal: The first month of summer.

Shawwal

Shawwal

Meaning of Shawwal: To lift or carry.

Sha’ban

Sha’ban

Meaning of Sha’ban: To branch.

The Sacred Month of Dhul Hijjah

The Sacred Month of Dhul Hijjah

Meaning of Dhul Hijjah: Inheritor to the pilgrimage.

The Month of Ramadan

The Month of Ramadan

Meaning of Ramadan: Scorching heat.

The Sacred Month of Dhul Qa’dah

The Sacred Month of Dhul Qa’dah

Meaning of Dhul Qadah: Master of truce.

Rajab

Rajab

Meaning of Rajab: To respect.

The Month of Jamada Al-Thani

The Month of Jamada Al-Thani

Meaning of Jumada Al-Thani: The second month of summer.

Rabi Al-Awwal

Rabi Al-Awwal

Meaning of Rabi’ Al-Awwal: First spring.

Rabi Al-Thani

Rabi Al-Thani

Meaning of Rabi’ Al-Thani: Second spring

The Month of Safar

The Month of Safar

Meaning of Safar: Void.

The Sacred Month of Muharram

The Sacred Month of Muharram

Meaning of Muharram: Inviolable.

Islamic Months:

MONTH INFORMATION
The Month of Jamada Al Awwal

Meaning of Jumada Al-Awwal: The first month of summer.

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Shawwal

Meaning of Shawwal: To lift or carry.

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Sha’ban

Meaning of Sha’ban: To branch.

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The Sacred Month of Dhul Hijjah

Meaning of Dhul Hijjah: Inheritor to the pilgrimage.

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The Month of Ramadan

Meaning of Ramadan: Scorching heat.

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The Sacred Month of Dhul Qa’dah

Meaning of Dhul Qadah: Master of truce.

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Rajab

Meaning of Rajab: To respect.

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The Month of Jamada Al-Thani

Meaning of Jumada Al-Thani: The second month of summer.

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Rabi Al-Awwal

Meaning of Rabi’ Al-Awwal: First spring.

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Rabi Al-Thani

Meaning of Rabi’ Al-Thani: Second spring

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The Month of Safar

Meaning of Safar: Void.

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The Sacred Month of Muharram

Meaning of Muharram: Inviolable.

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Significant dates within the Islamic (Hijri) Calendar

SIGNIFICANT DAY GREGORIAN DATE HIJRI DATE
Eid ul-Fitr 23 April 1 Shawwal
The Islamic New Year 31 July 1 Muḥarram
The Day of Ashura 09 August 10 Muḥarram

Islamic Calendar 2022

1443-1444 A.H