Hazrat Pir Miran Saiyed Ali-Vali Sarkar (r)

Holy Islamic Months

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The Islamic calendar is based on the year prophet Hazrat Muhammad (saw)and his fellow Muslims (known as Sahabah, the Companions) emigrated to Madinah in the year 622 C.E. The emigration took place after thirteen years of persecutions by the disbelievers of Makkah. By the command of God, the Prophet left the city with his companion Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (R.A.) and escaped a death threat by the disbelievers. The event marks the beginning of a second phase of the Islamic movement. It is the phase when Madinah Sharif became the center of an Islamic state.

The Islamic calendar is lunar. Each month must begin with the evening when the new moon is sightable by the unaided naked eye. Muslims are obligated to sight the crescent in every country. Different countries may begin the year at different days based on their own sightings. The calendar is called Hijri calendar. The Arabic word Hijrah means emigration.


Click on the links below to view the Importance of Islamic Months:


  • Muharram Islamic New Year -Click here
  • Safar -Click here
  • Rabi-ul-Awwal-Click here
  • Rabi al Thani-Click here
  • Jumaada ul awal Awwal-Click here
  • Jumaada al thani-Click here
  • Rajab -Click here
  • Shabban -Click here
  • Ramdhan -Click here
  • Shawwal-Click here
  • Dhual Qa'dah-Click here
  • Dhual Haj-Click here
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