- Important Dates
Shab e Barat 2020
Wednesday, 15th Shaban 1441h
Shab e Barat is a night in the month of Shaban which many Muslims revere as the night of forgiveness, praying the whole night asking Allah (SWT) to bestow them with His blessings. Shab e Barat is celebrated in the mid of Shaban, on the night in between the 14th and 15th of Shaban.
Friday, 1st Ramadan 1441h
Ramadan 2019 will begin on Monday, 6th May 2019 (according to Saudi Arabia) and end on Tuesday, 4th June 2019. Eid al Fitr 2019 will be on Wednesday, 5th June 2019. This is the tentative date as the actual date is contingent on the sighting of the moon of Ramadan 2019, the 9th month in the Islamic calendar (Hijri 1440). The length of the Month varies between 29 and 30 days depending on the sighting of the Shawwal Moon which leads to the awaited festival of Eid ul Fitr on the 1st of Shawwal.
Laylat al Qadr 2020
Wednesday, 27th Ramadan 1441h
Lailat ul-Qadr' or 'Night of Power' is a very important occasion in the history of Islam as well as in our personnel lives. Allah says in the Surah Al-Qadr of Quran:
"We have indeed revealed this (message) in the Night of Power. And what will explain to thee what the Night of Power is? The Night of Power is better than a thousand months. Therein come down the angels and the spirit by God's permission, on every errand: Peace! This until the rise of Morn."
Eid al Fitr 2020
Sunday, 1st Shawwal 1441h
Eid al Fitr 2019 will be celebrated on Wednesday, 5th of June 2019. This is the tentative date as the actual date is contingent on the sighting of the moon of Shawwal, the 10th month in the Islamic calendar.
Eid ul Fitr is celebrated on the 1st of Shawwal, after the month of Ramadan 2019. The month of Ramadan culminates with the festive occasion of Eid al Fitr as Muslims thank Allah (SWT), celebrating the festival with religious fervor.
Thursday, 9 Dhul-Hijjah 1441 H
Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is obligatory to perform Hajj at least once in your lifetime, given you have the means of affordability for the pilgrimage. It is a ritual that believers embark upon for the given set of days; to rise above the routines of daily life in order to connect and get closer to Allah (SWT).
Hajj 2019 will commence on Friday, 9th of August 2019 and will continue till Wednesday, 14th of August 2019; in the evening time. This is the tentative date as the actual date is contingent on the sighting of the moon of Dhul Hijjah.
Eid al Adha 2020
Friday, 10 Dhul-Hijjah 1441 H
Eid ul Adha is a festival celebrated among Muslims all over the world in remembrance of the sacrifice that Prophet Ibrahim (AS) made out of his strong faith in Allah (SWT). Ibrahim (AS) showed a willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail (AS) but his son was replaced with a lamb by Allah (SWT). Allah (SWT) was so pleased with Ibrahim’s (AS) submission to Him that He made this demonstration of sacrifice and faith a permanent part of a Muslim’s life.
Thursday, 1st Muharram 1442h
Muharram 2019 will mark the start of New Islamic Year 1441 Hijri. The expected Gregorian Date on 1st Muharram 1441 is 1st September, 2019 or 2nd September, 2019 depending on your location. To check Islamic date of your city: Islamic Calendar 1441
Being the first month of the Islamic New Year, Muharram holds great importance in Islam. It is one of the four sacred months in the Islamic calendar. Muharram in its literal sense means “forbidden”. Similar to the other sacred months, waging war or indulging in any kind of violence during this month is forbidden.
Saturday, 10th Muharram 1442h
It is one of the four sacred months in the Islamic calendar. Muharram in its literal sense means “forbidden”. Similar to the other sacred months, waging war during this month is forbidden.
Ashura this year is to take place on the 9th and 10th of September 2019 (9th and 10th Muharram accordingly). But a lot of Muslims are still confused about what is Ashura in Islam? Ashura holds special significance due to which Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to fast on this day. Earlier on it was obligatory to fast on the 10th of Muharram. However later, fasting was made obligatory in the month of Ramadan only.
12 Rabi ul Awal 2020
Thursday, 12th Rabi Al-Awwal 1442h
12th Rabi ul Awal 2019 - Eid Milad un Nabi 2019 will tentatively be observed on Sunday, 10th of November 2019.
The Islamic calendar, also known as the Hijri Calendar, is based on the moon. It started after the Hijrah of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) 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. Therefore, 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 moon. Rabi ul Awal is the 3rd month in the Islamic Calendar.