Umm-Al-Qura calendar

Islamic Calendar

Current Islamic Year - 1444 A.H.

There are 12 months in the Islamic calendar, and they begin with the sighting of the new moon.

The months in order are as follows: Muharram, Safar, Rabi-Al Awwal, Rabi-Al Thani, Jumada-Al Awwal, Jumada Al-Thani, Rajab, Shaaban, Ramadan, Shawwal, Dhul Qadah, and Dhul Hijjah.

Each of these months has a meaning and significance, which can be seen below.

current Islamic year - 1444 A.H

The Month of Muharram

Safar – The Second Month in The Islamic Calendar

What is Rabi Al-Awwal?

Jamada Al-Thani

The Month of Rajab

Sha’ban - the Eighth Islamic month

The Month of Shawwal

What is Dhul Hijjah?

Dates to Remember

Throughout the Islamic year, there are several events that hold special significance to Muslims

2023 Annual Events and Dates

ISLAMIC EVENT GREGORIAN DATE* HIJRI DATE
Shab-e-Barat 09 March 2023 16 Sha‘ban 1444
What is Ashura Day? 28 July 2023 10 Muḥarram 1445
Islamic New Year 19 July 2023 1 Muḥarram 1445
Eid Al-Fitr 22 April 2023 1 Shawwal 1444
Al Isra' Wal Mi'raj - The Night Journey and Ascension 17 February 2023 26 Rajab 1444
Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah and Qurbani 20 June 2023 1 Thu al-Hijjah 1444
The Aftermath of the Türkiye Earthquakes – How You Can Help 14 September 2023 28 Ṣafar 1445
The Afghanistan Emergency Continues - What Can You Do to Help? 28 September 2023 13 Rabi‘ al-awwal 1445
Visit My Mosque 22 September 2023 7 Rabi‘ al-awwal 1445
The Aftermath of the Pakistan Floods – How You Can Help 11 October 2023 26 Rabi‘ al-awwal 1445
Press Release: Conflict in the Holy Land 14th October 2023 14 October 2023 28 Rabi‘ al-awwal 1445
Fundraising for UKIM 28 October 2023 13 Rabi‘ at-akhir 1445
Muharram 30 October 2023 15 Rabi‘ at-akhir 1445
Newsletter 10 November 2023 26 Rabi‘ at-akhir 1445
Dua for Fasting in Ramadan 13 December 2023 30 Jumada al-ula 1445
Eid al-Fitr Traditions Around the World 01 February 2024 21 Rajab 1445
The Importance of Charity and Sadaqah in Ramadan 14 February 2024 4 Sha‘ban 1445
The Significance of Observing Taraweeh in Ramadan 18 March 2024 8 Ramadan 1445
14 Peaks Challenge Let's Conquer Them All Together 01 May 2024 21 Shawwal 1445
Why Do We Celebrate Eid ul-Adha? 03 June 2024 26 Thu al-Qa‘dah 1445
How to Pray Eid Salah 06 June 2024 29 Thu al-Qa‘dah 1445
What is the Importance of the Day of Arafah in Dhul Hijjah? 14 June 2024 7 Thu al-Hijjah 1445

*Please note that these dates are dependent on the moon sighting

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