Significant Days


1 Muharram – Islamic New Year

9 Muharram – Laylatul Ashura (After Magrieb)

10 Muharram – According to Prophet (SAW), the best day to fast after Ramadan; Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (RA); escape of Bani Isra’il with Nabi Musa (AS) from Fir’aun in Egypt; the day which Adam (AS) was created; the day Nabi Nuh’s (AS) ark settles; the day when Prophet Musa (AS) and ‘Isha (Jesus) (AS) were born


1 Safar – Adam (AS) was sent to earth with Hawwa; Habil (son of Adam) was murdered by Kabil; Ibrahim (AS) was put into Nimrud’s fire; Ayyub (AS) was afflicted with a disease

27 Safar – Prophet Muhammad (SAW)’s Hijrah from Makkah to Madinah with Sayyidina Abu Bakr, father of A’isha, begins in 622 CE

Rabi ul-Awwal

11 Rabi-ul Awwal – Milad un-Nabi (after Maghrib) traditional celebration of the Prophet’s birthday

12 Rabi-ul Awwal – Birthday of the Prophet (SAW) and his mother, Aminah, sees a great light entering the world; the Prophet finally arrives in Madinah after staying in Quba with Ayyub Ansari (RA) for 3 days


27 Rajab – Laylat ul-Mi’raj, the Prophet Muhammad (SAW)’s night journey to Palestine and ascension to Heaven from the Dome of the Rock in Palestine revealing the five daily prayers; 621 CE


14 Sha’baan – Laylat ul-Bara’, the night of destiny (after Magrieb)
15 Sha’baan – The Qiblah changes from Palestine to Makkah via Revelation


All the Prophets from Adam (AS) to Muhammad (SAW) received revelation during this month
27 Ramadan – The night of Power, Laylat ul-Qadr (worth more than 1,000 months) in which Allah’s infinite Mercy descends to Earth; the night of the first Quranic revelation on Jabl Nur


1 Shawwal – Eid ul-Fitr, a day of celebration which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan

Dhul Qa’dah

1 Dhul Qa’dah – official hajj season begins

Dhul Hijjah

8 Dhul Hijjah – Hujaaj move from Makkah to Mina
9 Dhul Hijjah – Hujaaj move from Mina to Arafat for Wuquf until Maghrib
10 Dhul Hijjah – After Maghrib, Hujaaj moves to Muzdalifah to collect pebbles, to Mina for pelting of jamarat and then to Makkah for Tawaf ul-Ifaadah; Eid ul-Adha for the rest of the Islamic world, in their local time-zones