Moharram - Muharram
is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one
of the four months of the year in which fighting is
prohibited. Since the Islamic calendar is lunar, Muharram
moves from year to year when compared with the Gregorian
On 1 Muharram, the Islamic New Year is observed by Muslims.
On 1 Muharram, Shi'ite Muslims begin the observance of the Commemoration
of Muharram which marks the anniversary of the Battle of Karbala. Imam Husayn
On 7 Muharram, access to water was banned on Husayn by Yazid's
On 10 Muharram, the Day of Ashurah is commemorated by Muslims as the
anniversary of the death of Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of Muhammad (Sall-Allahu
alayhi wa sallam)
. But the Shi'ite Muslims
attach much greater importance to this day.
On 25 Muharram, Fourth Imam Hazrat
Zain-ul-Abedin was poisoned.
On 27 Muharram, Mesum was killed.
Safar. - is the second month in the Islamic calendar."Safar
literally means the void month. The origin
of this word has two theories: the first says that when
the pagan Arabs went on their looting expeditions they
would leave their houses empty or sifr meaning
void. The second theory says that the word is derived
form the Arabic word for yellow called sufr:
as when it was first named it fell in the time of autumn,
hence the derivation the word yellow as all the leaves
at that time turned yellow. It is held to be the unluckiest
month of the calendar, as in this month Adam was turned
out of the Garden of Eden.
Events : |
01 Safar, Households of Muhammad entered Yazid's Palace at
07 Safar, Seventh Shia Imam Musa_al_Kazim was born.
Victory to Imam Ali over Battle of Nahrawan.
13 Safar, Death of Sakina bint
17 Safar, Death of eighth Shia Imam Ali Raza.
20 Safar, Arba'een
is observed by Shiite Muslims, forty days after the Day of Ashurah.
Death of Muhammad & Imam Hasan. (According to Shi'a Islam)
Rabi - ul - Awwal. is
the third month in the Islamic calendar. Prophet Muhammad
sallahu ale wasallam was born on the twelfth of this
month, and Sunni Muslims celebrate the Mawlid on this
On 8 Rabi' al-Awwal, the eleventh Shia Imam, Hasan al-Askari
On 12 Rabi' al-Awwal, Sunnis observe Mawlid in commemoration
of Prophet Muhammad (Sallahu Ali Wasslams) birthday
On 17 Rabi' al-Awwal, the Shi`a Islam celebrate the
birthday of Prophet Muhammad (Sallahu Ali Wasslams)
and the sixth Imam Jafar Sadiq.
On 18 Rabi' al-Awwal, the Shi`a Islam celebrate the
birthday of Umm Khultum bint Ali, daughter of Ali ibn
On 26 Rabi' al-Awwal, Abu Talib ibn Abdul Muttalib died.
Rabi - ul - Aakhir or Rabi al-Thani
is the fourth month in the Islamic Calendar.The
name literally means the last month of spring'.
Jama dil Awwal or Jumada al-awwal is
the fifth month in the Islamic calendar. We can
also find the alternative spelling Jumada al-Ula. The
origin of the word is as follows: the word Jumda, from
which the name of the month is derived, is used to denote
dry parched land: land devoid of rain, and hence denote
the dry months
Jama dil Aakhir or Jumada al-thani is
the sixth month in the Islamic Calendar. It is
also known as Jumaada-ul-Akhir and Jumada-l-Akhra. This
is the sixth month of the islamic calendar. The origin
of the word is as follows: the word Jumda, from which
the name of the month is derived, is used to denote
dry parched land: land devoid of rain, and hence denote
the dry months
On 8 AH: Dhat as-Salasil
On 03 Jumada al-thani,11AH, is
the death of Muhammad's daughter Fatima Zahra.
On 10 Jumada al-thani, victory
to Imam Ali over Battle of Bassorah.
On 13 Jumada al-thani, Umm Baneen the
mother of Abbas ibn Ali died.
On 20 Jumada al-thani, Muhammad's daughter
Fatima Zahra was born.
the seventh month of the Islamic calendar. The lexical
definition of Rajaba is "to respect", which
is where the word Rajab has been derived from. Rajab
denotes the honoured month. This month was
held in great esteem by the pagan Arabs and like Muharram
it was a month during which fighting was forbidden.
Events : |
On 01 Rajab, 5th Imam Muhammad al-Baqir was born.
Rajab, is the death of 10th Imam Ali Naqi.
On 04 Rajab, Sufi of Chishti Order
celebrate the annivarsary of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti
On 05 Rajab, the 10th
Imam Ali Naqi was born.
On 07 Rajab, Shi'a Muslims observe the Festival of
Imam Musa al Kazim in dedication of Musa al Kazim.
On 09 Rajab, Ali Asghar,
son of Imam Husayn was born.
On 10 Rajab, the 9th Imam Muhammad al-Taqi was
On 13 Rajab, celebrates their first Imam Ali's birthday with great
On 18 Rajab, Abraham died. (In accordance with Shi'a Islam)
22 Rajab, Koonday (table cloth dinner) is organized by Sunni Muslims. It is an
occasion for Muslims to discuss Allah and the Holy Ahlul Bayt and to strengthen
ties among the community with love and compassion. This tradition is more common
among the Muslims of South Asia. It is reported to be a practice instructed by
6th Imam Jafar as-Sadiq.
On 24 Rajab, victory to Mulims in the battle of
On 25 Rajab, is the death of 7th Imam Musa al Kazim.
On 27 Rajab,
Non Salafi Sunni celebrate Mi'raj i.e. the day Muhammad is alleged to have ascended
On 28 Rajab, Imam Husayn started his journey to Karbala from Medina.
In the year 5 A.H Bilal ibn Harith is reported to have brought a congregation
of four hundred men named Banu Muzeena in the presence of Muhammad. They all embraced
The Battle of Tabouk took place in the year 9 A.H. This was the
last battle which Muhammad participated in.
The second Oath of Aqabah
took place in Rajab, 12 A.H.
Saladin entered Jerusalem during the month of
On 28 Rajab 1342 AH (3 March 1924), the Caliphate was destroyed
by Mustafa Kamal Pasha in Turkey and muslim nation was divided then into many
states by colonial powers of Britain and France namely.
22nd ( Niaz Hazrat Imam Jafer Sadiq
26th ( Shab - e - Meraj )
is the eighth month of the Islamic calendar. This
is the month of separation, so called because
the pagan Arabs used to disperse in search of water.
On the fifteenth night of this month falls the Shab-i-Barat:
The Night of Records; some people think
that on this night Prophet Muhammad sallalahu ale wassalm
told his followers that Allah records all the deeds
that the humans have to perform for the next year.[citation
needed] However, there is no Quranic or Hadith evidence
to support this.
01 Sha'aban, birth of Zaynab bint Ali, daughter of Imam Ali.
03 Sha'aban, birth of the third Imam Husayn ibn Ali.
04 Sha'aban, birth
of Abbas ibn Ali, son of Ali ibn Abi Talib.
05 Sha'aban, The fourth Imam
Ali ibn Husayn.
05 Sha'aban, death of Hazrat Fiza, the Qaneez(hand-maiden)
of Fatima Zahra.
07 Sha'aban, birth of Qasim, son of the second Shi'a Imam
Hassan ibn Ali.
11 Sha'aban, birth of Ali Akbar, son of the third Shi'a Imam
14 Sha'aban, night of prayer known as Shab-e-Barat observed by Muslims.
15 Sha'aban (Mid-Sha'ban), birth of the twelfth Shia Imam, Muhammad al-Mahdi.
Ramadan - The
word Ramadan is derived from the word ramd "to
burn". Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of
the five pillars of Islam. The month is spent fasting
during the daylight hours from dawn to dusk. The name
came from the time before the Islamic calendar, when
the month of Ramadan fell in the summer. Fasting during
this month is often thought to figuratively burn away
all sins. Muslims believe that the Qur'an was sent down
to the earth during this month. Furthermore, Prophet
Muhammad (sallahu ale wassalam) told his followers that
the gates of Heaven would be open all the month and
the gates of Hell would be closed. The first day of
the next month is spent in celebrations and is observed
as the Festival of Breaking Fast or `Eid
Events : |
On 02 Ramadan, the Torah was bestowed on Moses. (As claimed by Shi'a Islam)
On 10 Ramadan, Khadija, wife of Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu
ale wasslam), died.
On 12 Ramadan, the Bible
was bestowed on Jesus. (As claimed by Shi'a Islam)
On 15 Ramadan, Hassan
ibn Ali son of Imam Ali was born.
On 17 Ramadan, the Battle of Badr was won
by the Muslims.
On 18 Ramadan, the Psalms were bestowed on David. (As claimed
by Shi'a Islam)
On 19 Ramadan, Imam Ali was injured by a sword.
On 21 Ramadan, Imam Ali was killed.
Laylat al-Qadr (The Night of Destiny)
is observed during one of the last five odd numbered days of the month. Muslims
believe that this night is better than a thousand months. This is often interpreted
as praying throughout this night is rewarded equally with praying for a thousand
months. Many Muslims spend the entire night in prayer. According to Shi'a Islam
this night is the 19th or 21st, or 23rd of this month, but according to the Sunni
Sect this night is 21, 23, 25, 27 or 29.However,it is said the date would be kept
"top secret" by Allah (God).
the tenth month on the Lunar Islamic calendar. The first
day of Shawwal is Eid ul-Fitr. There are also six days
of fasting during Shawwal which, together with the Ramadan
fasts, are equivalent to fasting "perpetually"
(according to Sahih Muslim). Usually, this is taken
to mean the whole year. The explanation is that a good
deed in islam is rewarded 10 times, hence fasting 30
days in Ramadan with 6 days in Shawwal is equivalent
to fasting the whole year in terms of reward Islam online
. It is a common misconception that the six days of
fasting must be undertaken on consecutive days, as there
are no hadith that support or stipulate this.
means lift or carry; so named because
she camels would be carrying a fetus at this time.
In this month Prophet Muhammad sallahu ale waslam
married Aisha, the daughter of his commander-in-chief
Abu Bakr. The first day of Shawwal is celebrated as
Events : |
On 01 Shawwal, Eid is celebrated throughout the Muslim World.
On 13 Shawwal, 194 AH Muhammad al-Bukhari
On 15 Shawwal, Sixth Imam
Jafar Sadiq was killed.
On 17 Shawwal, victory to Muslims in th Battle of
Zil - Qad or Dhu al-Qi'dah - is
the eleventh month in the Islamic calendar. It can also
be known as Thou al-Qi`dah.The
meaning of the word is Master of Truce as
the pagan Arabs did not conduct war during this month.
01 Dhu al-Qi'dah, Hazrat Masoumeh of Qom sister of Eight Imam Reza was born. |
On 11 Dhu al-Qi'dah, Eighth Imam Reza was born.
On 25 Dhu al-Qi'dah, Jesus
was born. (In accordance with Shi'a Islam)
On 29 Dhu al-Qi'dah, Ninth Imam
Muhammad al-Taqi was killed.
Zil - Haj Dhu al-Hijja is the twelfth and final month
in the Islamic Calendar. It is also known as Thou al-Hijja.
is a very sacred month in the Islamic calendar, marking
the end of the year. It is in this month in which the
Hajj Pilgrimage takes place.
al-hijjah" literally means Lord of the
Pilgrimage. It is during this month that pilgrims
from all around the world congregate at Makkah to
visit the Kaaba. The Hajj is performed on the eighth,
ninth and the tenth of this month. Eid ul-Adha, the
Festival of the Sacrifice, is held on
the tenth day.
01 Dhu al-Hijjah, Nikah of Imam Ali and Fatima Zahra took place. |
On 07 Dhu
al-Hijjah, Fifth Imam Muhammad Baqir was killed.
On 08 Dhu al-Hijjah, Imam
Husayn started his journey to Karbala from Makkah.
On 09 Dhu al-Hijjah, Muslim
ibn Aqeel was killed at Kufa. It is also a day of supererogatory fasting.
On 10 Dhu al-Hijjah, Eid ul-Adha is observed by Muslims
on the hajj and around the world in commemoration of
Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son for Allah.
On 18 Dhu al-Hijjah, Shi'a Muslims celebrated
event of Ghadir Khumm.
On 19 Dhu al-Hijjah, Fatima Zahra went to Imam Ali
house after their marriage.
On 24 Dhu al-Hijjah, Event of Al-Mubahila.