Patterns Of The Moon And Sun: 

In 638 ce, six years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad Salla Allahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallama  Islam’s second caliph, ‘Umar Radiyal-llahu ‘Anhu, recognised the necessity of a calendar to govern the affairs of Muslims. This was first of all a practical matter. Correspondence with military and civilian officials in the newly conquered lands had to be dated. But Persia used a different calendar from Syria, where the caliphate was based; Egypt used yet another. Each of these calendars had a different starting point, or epoch. The Sasanids, the ruling dynasty of Persia, used June 16, 632 ce, the date of the accession of the last Sasanid monarch, Yazdagird iii. Syria, which until the Muslim conquest was part of the Byzantine Empire, used a form of the Roman “Julian” calendar, with an epoch of October 1, 312 bce. Egypt used the Coptic calendar, with an epoch of August 29, 284 ce. Although all were solar calendars, and hence geared to the seasons and containing 365 days, each also had a different system for periodically adding days to compensate for the fact that the true length of the solar year is not 365 but 365.2422 days. Read More…

The Month Of Muharram

Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijrah Calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Qur’an says:

ان عدة الشهور عند الله اثنا عشر شهرا في كتاب الله يوم خلق السموات والأرض منها اربعة حرم

‘The number of the months according to Allah is twelve months (mentioned) in the book of Allah on the day in which He created heavens and the earth. Among these (twelve months) there are four sanctified’.These four months, according to the authentic tra­ditions are the months of Zul-Qa’dah, Zul-Hijjah, Muhar­ram and Rajab. Read More…

The Month Of Safar

“Safar” is the second month in the Islamic calendar. It is one of “Al-Ashhur-al-hurum” the four sancti­fied months in which battle was prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet e. However, no specific mode of worship or other special rules are set by the Shari’ah to observe this month.

لاَ صَفَرَ Read More…

The Month Of Rabiʿ Al-Awwal

The month of Rabi’ul-Awwal is the most significant month in the Islamic history, because humanity has been blessed in this month by the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. Before the birth of the Holy Prophet , not only the Arabian peninsula, but also the so-called civilized nations of Rome and Persia were drowned in the darkness of ignorance, superstitions, oppression and unrest. Read More…


The Month Of Rabiʿ Ath-Thani

This month is also called “Rabi’ul-‘akhir”. No specific function or worship has been prescribed by the Shari’ah in this month. However, some people take the llth of this month as the anniversary of Shaikh Abdulqadir al-Jilani رحمة الله عليه , the great sufi and one of the most pious persons of our history. Read More…

The Month Of Jumada al-Ula

This month has  no special rules, nor are there any specific customs practiced by the Muslim people in this month.

The Month Of Jumada al-Thani

 This month has  no special rules, nor are there any specific customs practiced by the Muslim people in this month. 

The Month Of Rajab

Rajab is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This month was regarded as one of the sacred months (Al-Ashhur-al-hurum) in which battles were prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet. It is also deemed to be a prelude to the month of Ramadan, because the month Ramadan follows it after the intervening month of Sha’ban. Read More…

1 New Islamic Year – ‘Umar al-Faruq Radiyal-llahu ‘Anhu
10 Aashura – Imam Hussaīn Radiyal-llahu ‘Anhu


25 Imam Ahmad Raza Khan Rahmat-Allah ‘Alayhe
28 Imam Hassan Radiyal-llahu ‘Anhu


Rabiʿ Al-Awwal
2 Prophet Salla Allahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallama Arrival In Quba
11 Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal Rahmat-Allah ‘Alayhe
12 Mawlid Al-Nabi Salla Allahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallama
22 Prophet Salla Allahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallama Arrival In Madinah


Rabiʿ Ath-Thani
7 Imam Malik Rahmat-Allah ‘Alayhe
11 Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir Jilani Rahmat-Allah ‘Alayhe


Rabiʿ Ath-Thani
22 ’Abu Bakr al- Sidiq Radiyal-llahu ‘Anhu


4 Imam al-Shafi‘i Rahmat-Allah ‘Alayhe
27 M‘ir aj al-Nabi Salla Allahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallama
28 Imam ’Abu Hanifah Rahmat-Allah ‘Alayhe


15 Nisf al-Sha‘ban – Laylatul Barat


3 Fatimah al-Zahra Radiyal-llahu ‘Anha
10 Khadijah al-Kubra Radiyal-llahu ‘Anha
17 ‘Aishah Bint al- Sidiq Radiyal-llahu ‘Anha
17 Battle Badr
21 ‘Ali al-Murtada Radiyal-llahu ‘Anhu
27 Nuzul al-Qur’an


1 ‘Eid al-Fitr
6 Battle Uhud
26 Journey To Taif


Dhu Al-Hijjah
9 Day of ‘Arafah
10 Day Of Hajj – ‘Eid al-Aḍha
18 ‘Uthman al-Ghani Radiyal-llahu ‘Anhu