Islamic calendar with dates is a bit different from English Calendar. In English Calendar there are 12 months in a year, this is because earth completes its revolution around the sun in a year. This is also caller a solar year. The counting of this year starts from the birth of Prophet Isa. Except the month of February an English month have thirty or thirty one days. Whereas In Islamic Calendar dates are decided by the revolution of moon around the earth.
The moon takes a month (thirty days) to completes its revolution around the earth. These months are called Islamic or Lunar months. Like the English calendar it also have twelve month in a year. The counting of these months starts from the day of migration of Prophet Mohammad to Madina. These months are as follows:-
Download Islamic Calendar
Most of the times we get confused about the Islamic dates and months because we do not have the right knowledge about it. We rush to scholars to ask that takes a lot of time. Here we are providing the Islamic Calendar for the year 1440 where you can check Islamic Calendar 2019 Today Date. You can download the it from below. It is made with accuracy and provides the best information about Islamic months and dates. It also highlight the important days of the year like “Ashura”, “Eid Milad-Un-Nabi”, “Shab-e-Barat”, “Eid-Ul-fitr”, “Eid-Ul-Adha” etc.
Downloading this mobile friendly calendar will help you to:
- To mark all the important events at one glance.
- Make schedules easily.
- Save a lot of time
- Prevent you to get wrong information.
So, just a click and your calendar is with you.
Islamic New Year 1440
The Islamic New Year is also called Hijri New Year or Arabic New Year. The day that marks the beginning of Islamic New Year is called Ra’s al-Hijriyah.
The first month is the observed as the month of Moharram. The Islamic New Year began in 622AD with the emigration of Prophet Mohammad from Mecca to Madina. The new year 1440 is starting from 11 September 2018. The date for New Year varies everytime because it depends upon the first sighting of the crescent moon.
New is celebrated in different ways by the two major sects of Islam “Shia” and “Sunni”. Shia Muslims honours and mourns the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). They starts mourning, beating themselves and crying from the very first day of Moharram and continue till “Ashura” (tenth day). They wear black or dark clothes during this month whereas Sunni Muslim sees this as a happy beginning and fast on the day of Ashura and day before or after that.