Monday, 30 August 2010

Islamic Calendar - months

The Islamic months are named as follows:

  1. Muharram, Muḥarram محرّم (or Muḥarram al Ḥaram)
  2. Safar, Ṣafar صفر (or Ṣafar al Muzaffar)
  3. Rabi'ul Awal, Rabīʿ al-Awwal (Rabīʿ I) ربيع الأوّل
  4. Rabi'ul Akhir, Rabīʿ al-Thānī (or Rabīʿ al-Ākhir) (Rabīʿ II) ربيع الآخر أو ربيع الثاني
  5. Jamadil Awal, Jumādā al-Ūlā (Jumādā I) جمادى الأولى
  6. Jamadil Akhir, Jumādā al-Thānī (or Jumādā al-Ākhirah) (Jumādā II) جمادى الآخرة أو جمادى الثانية
  7. Rejab, Rajab رجب (or Rajab al-Murājab)
  8. Sya'ban, Shaʿbān شعبان (or Shaʿbān al-Muʿaẓẓam)
  9. Ramadhan, Ramaḍān رمضان (or Ramaḍān al-Mubārak)
  10. Syawal, Shawwāl شوّال (or Shawwāl al-Mukarram)
  11. Zulkaedah, Dhū al-Qaʿda ذو القعدة (or Dhū al-Qiʿda)
  12. Zulhijjah, Dhū al-Ḥijja ذو الحجة (or Dhū al-Ḥajja)


There are 12 months in the Islamic calendar. The first month of the Islamic calendar is Muharram. The Muslims celebrate 1st Muharram (Awal Muharram) as their New Year. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The month of the Hajj rites (Zulhijjah) is the last month of the Islamic calendar.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_calendar

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