ISLAMIC DATES BEGIN AT SUNSET OF PRECEDING EVENING [Gregorian Dates shown as mm/dd/yyyy]
Important Dates
Hijri Year Begins (1st Muharram)
Aashurah (10th Muharram)
Mawlid-al-Nabi (12th Rabi-al-Awwal)
Israa'/Me'raj (Eve. after 26 Rajab
Fasting of Nisfu Sha'ban (15th Sha'ban)
Fasting Begins (1st day of Ramadan)
Lailat al-Qadr (Eve. after 26 Ramadan)
Eid-al-Fitr (1st Shawwal)
Yaum-al-Arafah (Hajj at Makkah)
Eid-al-Adha (10th Dhul-Hijjah)
1441 AH
08/31/2019 (Sat)
09/09/2019 (Mon)
11/09/2019 (Sat)
03/21/2020 (Sat)
04/08/2020 (Wed)
04/24/2020 (Fri)
05/19/2020 (Tue)
05/24/2020 (Sun)
07/30/2020 (Thu)
07/31/2020 (Fri)
1442 AH
08/20/2020 (Thu)
08/29/2020 (Sat)
10/29/2020 (Thu)
03/10/2021 (Wed)
03/28/2021 (Sun)
04/13/2021 (Tue)
05/08/2021 (Sat)
05/13/2021 (Thu)
07/19/2021 (Mon)
07/20/2021 (Tue)
1443 AH
08/09/2021 (Mon)
08/18/2021 (Wed)
10/18/2021 (Mon)
02/27/2022 (Sun)
03/17/2022 (Thu)
04/02/2022 (Sat)
04/27/2022 (Wed)
05/02/2022 (Mon)
07/08/2022 (Fri)
07/09/2022 (Sat)
27 Rajab and 15 Sha'ban are not mentioned in any Sahih Hadith. Read more about it by clicking HERE
* Note that Day of Arafaat (Hajj) is for Makkah/vicinity and is based on Ummul-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia

Important Dates in SAUDI UMMUL-QURA Calendar
ISLAMIC DATES BEGIN AT SUNSET OF PRECEDING EVENING [Gregorian Dates shown as mm/dd/yyyy]
Important Dates
Hijri Year Begins (1st Muharram)
Aashurah (10th Muharram)
Mawlid-al-Nabi (12th Rabi-al-Awwal)
Fasting Begins (1st day of Ramadan)
Lailat al-Qadr (Eve. after 26 Ramadan)
Eid-al-Fitr (1st Shawwal)
Yaum-al-Arafah (Hajj at Makkah)
Eid-al-Adha (10th Dhul-Hijjah)
1441 AH
08/31/2019 (Sat)
09/09/2019 (Mon)
11/09/2019 (Sat)
04/24/2020 (Fri)
05/19/2020 (Tue)
05/24/2020 (Sun)
07/30/2020 (Thu)
07/31/2020 (Fri)
1442 AH
08/20/2020 (Thu)
08/29/2020 (Sat)
10/29/2020 (Thu)
04/13/2021 (Tue)
05/08/2021 (Sat)
05/13/2021 (Thu)
07/19/2021 (Mon)
07/20/2021 (Tue)
1443 AH
08/09/2021 (Mon)
08/18/2021 (Wed)
10/18/2021 (Mon)
04/02/2022 (Sat)
04/27/2022 (Wed)
05/02/2022 (Mon)
07/08/2022 (Fri)
07/09/2022 (Sat)
If any dates are shown in blue, it means it is different in Ummul-Qura calendar compared to ISNA/FCNA calendar

Facts about Ummul-Qura Calendar:
Dr. Zaki A. Al-Mostafa, the assistant supervisor of the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) Astronomy Research Institute, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, published an article,"Lunar Calendars: The New Saudi Arabian Criteria" in SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Journal of The Observatory, Vol 125, p. 25-30.
In conclusion of this article, he says, "Saudi Ummul-Qura criterion depends upon the probability of seeing the crescent rather than the capability (first visibility), reduces the errors of starting the month before the conjunction or of beginning the month two days after the conjunction."


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