The sacred months are four: Dhul-Qi`dah, Dhul-Hijjah, Muharram and Rajab. Sins in these months are more serious and good deeds bring a greater reward.
Tag: Islamic calendar
Islam has witnessed so many events over the course of its history that entrenched itself deep into our collective conscious, starting from the political events that followed the Prophet’s death, passing through military conquests and defeats of the different Sultanate dynasties during the middle ages, and ending with the current role of Islam in our …
The Islamic calendar or Hijri calendar (AH) is a lunar calendar consisting of 12 months in a year of 354 days. It is used to date events in many Muslim countries (concurrently with the Gregorian calendar), and used by Muslims everywhere to determine the proper days on which to observe the annual fasting, to attend …
What can we learn from Hijrah?
Can we celebrate Hijrah?
Islam is a religion of social connections that bind us together. That social relationship impacts us on the most intimate level. Our salaah (prayers) is offered as sentient individuals…
The New Hijri Year is approaching. Hijrah, as far as I know, was a turning point in the history of Islam.
How did the Hijri calendar start? With the hijrah to Madinah. Here is a brief look at the origins of the Islamic Calendar.
Since the Islamic calendar is lunar, its year is 10 or 11 days shorter than the Gregorian year. This means that Muslim months fall in different seasons. For example, Ramadan and Hajj can fall in the summer as well as in the winter.
A great video to show non-Muslims that explains what is Ramadan and the history of Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month of Islamic calendar and holiest month for Muslims. Do you know why Muslims do it?