Important Dates Islamic Events Calendar

Muslims around the world utilize the Islamic Calendar (also recognized as the Lunar or Hijri calendar) to decide the dates of religious events and observances. In the case of Muslim holidays or significant dates, Muslim students particularly may be too embarrassed or shy to recognize these practices or holidays, which are not yet a part of conventional American culture.

Islamic Events Calendar 2023

Each Islamic year starts through Muharram and has one holy month of Ramadan, Hijri year has 2 Eids, Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Adha. The Arabic word “Islam” means capitulation and Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) is the final messenger from God.

Basing the Islamic calendar on the moon means it can be predicted in advance but in practice, a sighting of the first falcate of the new moon is established before the start of each month is recognized and other dates inside that month can then be determined.

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The Islamic calendar also called the Hijri calendar is based on the cycle of the moon and consists of 12 months in a year of 354 or 355 days. All of these dates are subject to verification following an official sighting of the first falcate of the new moon and as previously mentioned, there can also be a local variation of a day or so.

Event NameDate (Hijri)Date (Gregorian)Description
Muharram1 Muharram16-17 JulyIslamic New Year
Ashura10 Muharram25-26 JulyDay of Remembrance
Rabi al-awwal12 Rabi al-awwal27-28 DecemberProphet Muhammad’s birthday
Ramadan1 Ramadan13-14 AprilMonth of fasting
Eid al-Fitr1 Shawwal13-14 MayBreaking of the fast
Hajj8-13 Dhu al-Hijjah11-16 AugustAnnual pilgrimage to Mecca
Eid al-Adha10 Dhu al-Hijjah11-12 AugustFeast of the Sacrifice
Lailat al-Miraj27 Rajab8-9 AprilNight of Ascension
Lailat al-Qadr27 Ramadan11-12 MayNight of Power