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Islamic Hijri Calendar

Hijri Calendar

Hijri or Islamic calendar is also known as Lunar Hijri or Arabic or Muslim calendar. It is a calendar of Islam or Muslims that marks the events of Muslims. The Islamic calendar has total 12 months with 354 or 355 days. This calendar of Muslims is very helpful and significant in not only knowing the historical events of Islam but also the future events of the Muslims. Thus, it is very important for Muslims to know about the details of Islamic calendar.

Months in Islamic calendar:

Following twelve months are part of Islamic Hijri Calendar:

  1. Muharram
  2. Safar
  3. Rabi ul Awwal
  4. Rabi al Thani
  5. Jamada Awwal
  6. Jamada al Thani
  1. Rajab
  2. Shaban
  3. Ramadan
  4. Shawwal
  5. Zuk Qaddah
  6. Zul Hijjah

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Significance of Islamic/Hijri Calendar:

Islamic calendar has great significance for the Muslims that can be understood by following points:

The Hijri calendar is used to know about the events and rituals of Muslims like the dates of the event of Eid can be known by the Hijri calendar. Thus, Islamic calendar is very important because without it we can’t know about the dates of any Eid.
Muslims can come to know about Islamic months and their time period by the Hijri calendar. It is the Hijri calendar that tells us about the month of Ramadan which is a time of great blessings
Islamic calendar tells us about the date of birth of Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) which was a great day in the history and with the birth of Prophet (SAWW), this world was blessed with a great and honoured person who guided people towards the path of Allah.
It is the Hijri calendar that helps us to know about the great days of Hajj in which Muslims perform their religious duty of pilgrimage. By performing Hajj, one can earn great rewards.
Islamic calendar tells us about the painful incident of Karbala. The dates of 9th and 10th Muharram are very significant for Muslims in this context.
Islamic calendar marks the time of migration when Holy Prophet (SAWW) migrated from Makkah to Madina due to increased conspiracies and atrocities of non-believers of Makkah. It is very important event in history of Islam as from this point Muslims gained great strength.
It is the Hijri calendar that has told us about the date of departure of Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) from this world who is the last prophet of Allah on whom Holy Quran was revealed which is the last or final book or revelation of Allah on humanity.
The Hijri calendar tells us about the first revelation of Quran that took place in the month of Ramadan and Muslims received great message of guidance from Allah (SWT) in the form of Holy Quran.
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