Islamic New Year

A Closer Look At The Islamic Holy Day!

What Is The Islamic New Year?

  1. The Hijri New Year, also known as Islamic New Year (Arabic: رأس السنة الهجرية‎ Raʼs as-Sanah al-Hijrīyah) is the day that marks the beginning of anew Islamic calendar year, and is the day on which the year count is incremented. While some Islamic organizations prefer determining the new month and year by local sightings of the moon, most Islamic institutions and countries, including Saudia Arabia follow astronomical calculations to determine future dates of the Islamic calendar.

What Is The Significance?

This holy day is significant to Muslims all across the world because it provides another opportunity for them to better improve themselves. The Islamic New Year is a time of contemplation and spiritual renewal. It gives Muslims another chance to be better people and engage in things that will improve their humane values and be better people in general.

Key Islamic Dates 2015"

  • 1st Ramadan – 18th June
  • Eid ul Fitr – 17th July
  • Eid ul Adha – 23rd September
  • Muharram 10th – 23rd October

Quick Facts

The first day of Muharram, which is the first month in the Islamic calendar, marks the start of the Islamic New Year.

Muharram/Islamic New Year 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Muharram/Islamic New Year 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016
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