The Islamic calendar
is based on the moon. Also known as the Hijri
Calendar, it started after the hijrah of the Prophet (PBUH) to Madina. The
beginning of each month is contingent on the visibility of the moon at the end
of the previous month. Once the moon is sighted, the new month commences. Each
month starts with a new lunar cycle. Hence, the Muslim Calendar gives only a tentative overview of the upcoming
Islamic dates as the start of each month is subject to the sighting of the
The Islamic calendar consists of 12 months similar to the Gregorian calendar. However it consists
of 354-355 days unlike the 365-366 days in the regular calendar. The Islamic New Year starts off with Muharram
followed by Safar, Rabi al-awwal, Rabi al-thani, Jumada al-awwal, Jumada
al-thani, Rajab, Shaban, Ramadan, Shawwal, Dhul Qadah and Dhul Hijja.
Waging war during four
of these months is forbidden as they are considered sacred.
“The year is of twelve months, out of which four months
are sacred: Three are in succession Dhul-Qa’ da, Dhul-Hijja and Muharram, and
(the fourth is) Rajab…” (Bukhari
and events like Eid ul Fitr, Hajj and Eid ul Adha among many others are held
according to the dates of the Islamic calendar.
IslamicFinder provides you with the most accurate Islamic calendar
with all the Islamic events
highlighted for your ease. You can easily look up the dates of any upcoming
Islamic holidays. With just a few clicks, you can convert Hijri to Gregorian and Gregorian
to Hijri and sync the Hijri dates
with the regular calendar.
With IslamicFinder, you can view both the Muslim and the
regular calendar simultaneously and compare the dates of the two according to
your ease. Moreover, you can even print out a copy of the Islamic calendar if
you are not comfortable with the digital version.
Islamic calendar 2017 is available on IslamicFinder so if
you want to make plans according to the Islamic dates or holidays, have a look
at it now!