Islamic months and dates hold significant importance for Muslims around the world. Knowing the current Islamic month and date is essential for observing religious practices and commemorating important events.

Which islamic month is today?
  • Current Islamic Month – Sha’ban 1445 AH

In this article, we will provide accurate information about the current Islamic month and date in the United States, backed by reliable evidence. Unlike computer-generated content, this manual compilation ensures precision and authenticity.

Which hijri year is this?
  • Current Islamic Year – 1445 AH.
Shaban 1445 AH

Understanding the Islamic calendar allows Muslims to align their lives with religious obligations such as fasting during Ramadan or performing specific prayers during specific months. 

Islamic Calendar USA

Central Hilal Committee Announced: The Moon of Shaban was sighted in Plano, Texas by CHC representatives. The Central Hilal Committee has accepted this report and has declared that Sunday, February 11, 2024 is the 1st of Sha’ban, 1445.

 

American Shia Islamic Calendar

As the new year approaches, American Shia Muslim community members eagerly anticipate the release of the American Shia Islamic Calendar for 2024.

This comprehensive guide serves as a roadmap for adherents, providing them with critical dates and observances that hold immense significance in their faith. 

Shia Islamic Calendar 2024 
 Islamic Date Gregorian Date
 1 Sha’ban  11 January 2024
 2 Sha’ban  12
 3 Sha’ban  13
 4 Sha’ban  14
 5 Sha’ban  15
 6 Sha’ban  16
 7 Sha’ban  17
 8 Sha’ban  18
 9 Sha’ban  19
 10 Sha’ban  20
 11 Sha’ban  21
 12 Sha’ban  22
 13 Sha’ban  23
 14 Sha’ban  24
 15 Sha’ban  25 Shab E Barat 
 16 Sha’ban  26
 17 Sha’ban  27
 18 Sha’ban  28
 19 Sha’ban  29
 20 Sha’ban  01 March 2024
 21 Sha’ban  02
 22 Sha’ban  03
 23 Sha’ban  04
 24 Sha’ban  05
 25 Sha’ban  06
 26 Sha’ban  07
 27 Sha’ban  08
 28 Sha’ban  09
 29 Sha’ban  10
 30 Sha’ban  11  

Whether commemorating important historical events or celebrating religious festivals, this calendar is vital in helping Shia Muslims stay connected to their religious heritage while living in America.

Sunni Islamic Calendar of USA 

The Sunni Islamic Calendar of the USA for 2024 is an effective tool for Muslims nationwide. This calendar provides crucial information about important dates and events observed by followers of the Sunni sect in America. 

Sunni Islamic Calendar 2024 
 Islamic Date Gregorian Date
 1 Sha’ban  11 January 2024
 2 Sha’ban  12
 3 Sha’ban  13
 4 Sha’ban  14
 5 Sha’ban  15
 6 Sha’ban  16
 7 Sha’ban  17
 8 Sha’ban  18
 9 Sha’ban  19
 10 Sha’ban  20
 11 Sha’ban  21
 12 Sha’ban  22
 13 Sha’ban  23
 14 Sha’ban  24
 15 Sha’ban  25
 16 Sha’ban  26
 17 Sha’ban  27
 18 Sha’ban  28
 19 Sha’ban  29
 20 Sha’ban  01 March 2024
 21 Sha’ban  02
 22 Sha’ban  03
 23 Sha’ban  04
 24 Sha’ban  05
 25 Sha’ban  06
 26 Sha’ban  07
 27 Sha’ban  08
 28 Sha’ban  09
 29 Sha’ban  10
 30 Sha’ban  11

From religious festivals to fasting periods, this calendar guides Muslims to plan their schedules and commemorate these special occasions.

Islamic Month Date Today

According to the Central Halal Committee of Chicago, the 1st day month of Sha’ban was fixed on February 11th. You can see the date of the month of Sha’ban according to the English calendar in the table below.

Islamic Date Today In USA 
 Islamic Date Gregorian Date
 1 Sha’ban  11 January 2024
 2 Sha’ban  12
 3 Sha’ban  13
 4 Sha’ban  14
 5 Sha’ban  15
 6 Sha’ban  16
 7 Sha’ban  17
 8 Sha’ban  18
 9 Sha’ban  19
 10 Sha’ban  20
 11 Sha’ban  21
 12 Sha’ban  22
 13 Sha’ban  23
 14 Sha’ban  24
 15 Sha’ban  25
 16 Sha’ban  26
 17 Sha’ban  27
 18 Sha’ban  28
 19 Sha’ban  29
 20 Sha’ban  01 March 2024
 21 Sha’ban  02
 22 Sha’ban  03
 23 Sha’ban  04
 24 Sha’ban  05
 25 Sha’ban  06
 26 Sha’ban  07
 27 Sha’ban  08
 28 Sha’ban  09
 29 Sha’ban  10
 30 Sha’ban  11

Islamic Calendar Months In Order

The Islamic calendar, also known as the Hijri calendar, is based on the lunar cycle and follows a different system than the Gregorian calendar commonly used in Western countries. 

Understanding the Islamic calendar is of great significance for American Muslims, as it helps them observe religious events and festivals according to their faith. American Muslims should familiarise themselves with the Islamic months to stay connected with their religious roots.

The Islamic calendar comprises twelve months, each lasting either 29 or 30 days, depending on the sighting of the moon. The names of these months hold deep religious meaning and can be traced back to historical events or natural phenomena.

Islamic months in order Islamic months name
 1st Month  Muḥarram
  2nd Month  Ṣafar
 3rd Month  Rabī’ al‑awwal
 4th Month  Rabi al-Thani
 5th Month  Jumada al-Awwal
 6th Month  Jumada al-Thani
 7th Month  Rajab
 8th Month  Shaban
 9th Month  Ramadan
 10th Month  Shawwal
 11th Month  Dhu al-Qadah
 12th Month  Zul Hijjah

1) Muharram Month

  • Muharram is the first month in the Islamic calendar.
  • It is considered a holy period where fighting is avoided.
  • The 10th day of Muharram has historical significance, including the parting of the Red Sea and the destruction of Pharaoh.
  • The Prophet Muhammad and other Muslims fast during this month.
  • The grandson of the Prophet, Hazrat Hussain, made a great sacrifice against an unjust leader, Yazid.
Festivals & Important Dates
  • Islamic New Year – 1 Muḥarram
  • Ashura – 10 Muḥarram.

2) Safar Month

  • Safar is the second month and is named after the word “Sifir” meaning zero or empty.
  • In pre-Islamic times, it was believed that mishaps and disasters occurred during this month.
  • The Prophet Muhammad stated that the belief in Safar bringing illness and evil superstitions is false.
  • The Prophet’s daughter got married to Hazrat Ali in Safar.
  • Two battles, Abwaa and Khaibar, took place in Safar in different years.
Festivals & Important Dates
  • Arbaʽeen – 20 or 21 Ṣafar.

3) Rabi ul Awwal Month

  • Rabi ul Awwal is the third month of the Islamic calendar, symbolizing the arrival of spring.
  • It holds significance for Muslims as it is the month in which the Holy Prophet (PBUH) was born.
  • The Holy Prophet (PBUH) also migrated from Makkah to Madina during this time.
Festivals & Important Dates
  • Eid-e-Shuja – 9 Rabī‘ al-Awwal
  • Mawlid an-Nabi – 12 Rabī‘ al-Awwal.

4) Rabi ul Aakhir Month

  • Rabi ul Aakhir is the fourth part of the Muslim year and is known as the second month of spring.
  • Birth of the Eleventh Imam Hasan al-Askari on 08 or 10 Rabi ul Aakhir.
  • Death of Fatimah bint Musa on 10 or 12 Rabi ul Aakhir. 
  • Death of Abdul-Qadir Gilani, the Sufi sheikh, on 11 of Rabi ul Aakhir. 
  • Death of Habib Abu Bakr al-Haddad on 15 of Rabi ul Aakhir. 
  • Death of Ahmad Sirhindi on 27 of Rabi ul Aakhir. 
  • Death of ibn Arabi, the philosopher from Spain, on 28 or 29 of Rabi ul Aakhir.
Festivals & Important Dates
  • No Festivals.

5) Jumad al Awwal Month

  • Jumad al Awwal is named after the freezing of water in this phase.
  • The month is important because the Holy Prophet (PBUH) got married to Hazrat Khatija (R.A) in this month.
  • Rasulullah’s (PBUH) grandfather, Abdul Muttalib, who took great care of him, passed away during this time.
Festivals & Important Dates
  • No Festivals.

6) Jumada al Thani Month

  • Jumada al Thani is the sixth month of the Islamic Calendar.
  • It is named by Arabs due to its association with winter time.
  • On 03 Jumada al-Thani, Muhammad’s daughter Fatimah died in 11 AH.
  • On the same date, Harun al-Rashid, the fifth Abbasid caliph, died.
  • On 10 Jumada al-Thani, Ali won the Battle of Bassorah (Jamal).
  • On 13 Jumada al-Thani, Umm al-Banin, the mother of Abbas ibn Ali, died.
  • On 20 Jumada al-Thani, Muhammad’s daughter Fatima Zahra was born.
  • On 22 Jumada al-Thani, Caliph Abu Bakr died.
Festivals & Important Dates
  • No Festivals.

7) Rajab Month

  • Rajab is the seventh month of the Muslim year and is considered sacred.
  • The name Rajab means respect in Arabic.
  • The Messenger of Allah went on the Miraj journey and brought back the gift of Salah for Muslims.
Festivals & Important Dates
  • Beginning the Three Holy Months – 1 Rajab
  • Laylat al-Raghaib – 2 Rajab
  • Birthday of ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib – 13 Rajab
  • Laylat al-Mi’raj – 26 Rajab or 27 Rajab.

8) Shaban Month

  • Shaban is the eighth month of the Islamic Calendar
  • The name originated from a word meaning “to spread in different ways”
  • Arabs used to go in diverse directions to fight their enemies after the month of Rajab
  • The Prophet Muhammad used to fast throughout this month, except in Ramadan
  • The 15th night of Sha ban is considered a blessed one, known as Shab e Baraat
  • It is a night to attain Allah’s salvation through remembrance, reciting the Quran, and praying.
Festivals & Important Dates
  • Laylat al-Bara’at – 15 Sha‘bān
  • Birthday of Hujjat-Allah al-Mahdi – 15 Shaban.

9) Ramadan Month

  • Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and is derived from a word meaning tremendous heat.
  • Muslims fast during Ramadan to show devotion to Allah SWT and become righteous.
  • The 27th night of Ramadan is significant as it is when the Holy Quran was revealed and the first battle in Islamic history took place.
  • The eventual victory of Makkah also happened during Ramadan.
Festivals & Important Dates
  • First day of Ramadan – 1 Ramadan 
  • Laylat al-Qadr – 21, 23, 25, 27, or 29 Ramad
  • Alvida Juma – Last Friday of the Ramadan 
  • Chaand Raat – 29 or 30 Ramadan.

10) Shawwal Month

  • Shawwal is the tenth month of the Islamic Calendar.
  • The name originated from the scarcity of milk in female camels.
  • It was considered a bad time by ancient Arabs.
  • Allah SWT gave Muslims the gift of Eid ul Fitr after Ramadan to remove superstitions.
  • Fasting during Shawwal is highly recommended by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
  • Hazrat Aishah (R.A) got married to the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in this month.
  • Hazrat Hussain (R.A) was born in Shawwal.
  • Abu Taalib (R.A), the beloved uncle of the Prophet (PBUH), died in this month.
Festivals & Important Dates
  • Eid al-Fitr – 1 Shawwal.

11) Dhu Al-Qadah Month

  • Dhu al-Qadah is the eleventh sacred month in the Arab calendar
  •  Arabs avoided fighting in this month
  • The battle of Khandaq occurred in Dhu al-Qadah
  • Hazrat Muhammad returned to Makkah for Pilgrimage in 7 A.H.
Festivals & Important Dates
  • No Festivals.

12) Dhu Al-Hijjah Month

  • Dhu al-Hijjah is the last and most important month of the Islamic Calendar
  • It is named after the grand Pilgrimage (Hajj)
  • The Hajj is the 5th Pillar of Islam
  • Performing Hajj without committing sins results in forgiveness of all sins
  • It is a holy month for true believers in Islam.
Festivals & Important Dates
  • Hajj – 8–13 Zul Hijjah
  • Day of Arafah – 9 Zul Hijjah
  • Eid al-Adha – 10 Zul Hijjah
  • Eid al-Ghadeer – 18 Zul Hijjah
  • Eid al-Mubahalah – 24 Zul Hijjah.

Islamic Months Name In Arabic

Months  Arabic
 Muharram  مُحَرَّم
 Safar  صَفَر
 Rabī’ al‑awwal  رَبيع الأوّل
 Rabi al-Thani  رَبيع الثاني
 Jumada al-Awwal  جُمادى الأولى
 Jumada al-Thani  جُمادى الثانية
 Rajab  رَجَب
 Sha’ban  شَعْبان
 Ramadan  رَمَضان
 Shawwal  شَوّال
 Dhu al-Qi‘dah  ذو القِعْدة
 Dhu al-Hijjah  ذو الحِجّة

Islamic Months and their Meaning

Months Meaning
 Muharram  forbidden
 Safar  void
 Rabī’ al‑awwal  the first spring
 Rabi al-Thani  the second/last spring
 Jumada al-Awwal  the first of parched land
 Jumada al-Thani  the second/last of parched land
 Rajab  respect, honor
 Sha’ban  scattered
 Ramadan  burning heat
 Shawwal  raised
 Dhu al-Qi‘dah  the one of truce/sitting
 Dhu al-Hijjah  the one of pilgrimage.

What is the Islamic Calendar?

The Hijri calendar is a lunar calendar used in Muslim-populated countries to determine Islamic holidays and rituals. Its epoch is the Islamic New Year in 622 CE when Muhammad and his followers migrated to Medina. Dates in this era are denoted as AH or H.

  • The Hijri calendar is a lunar calendar used in Islamic countries to determine Islamic holidays and rituals.
  • It has 12 lunar months and 354 or 355 days a year.
  • The Hijri era began in 622 CE with the migration of Muhammad and his followers to Medina.
  • In the West, dates in this era are denoted as AH (Anno Hegirae).
  • In Muslim countries, it is sometimes denoted as H from its Arabic form.
  • Years before the Hijra are denoted as BH (Before the Hijra).

What is the difference between Shia & Sunni Islamic Calendar?

The disparity between the Shia and Sunni Islamic calendars lies in their divergent methods of determining the commencement of a lunar month. The Shia calendar, rooted in the Ja’fari school of thought, adopts an observational approach to moon sightings, emphasizing the testimony of credible witnesses. 

This method necessitates the presence of visible crescent moons at sunset, resulting in potential variations in starting dates across different regions due to differing atmospheric conditions.

Conversely, the Sunni Islamic calendar follows a more calculated approach known as the Umm al-Qura calendar. It relies on astronomical calculations to predict the birth of new lunar months based on specific criteria such as conjunctions and elongations. 

Consequently, this method allows for predetermined start dates that remain consistent regardless of geographical location.

These distinct approaches to lunar month determination give rise to differences in important occasions each sect celebrates. For instance, significant events like Ramadan or Eid al-Fitr may commence on different days for Shia and Sunni Muslims due to contrasting interpretations stemming from their respective calendar methodologies.

What is the difference between Gregorian Calendar and Hijri Calendar?

The Gregorian Calendar and Hijri Calendar are distinct chronological systems employed by different cultures to mark the passage of time. The Gregorian Calendar, named after Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced it in 1582, is a solar calendar primarily used in the Western world. 

It follows a 365-day year, with an additional day added every fourth year to compensate for the slight discrepancy between the Earth’s orbit around the sun and the whole number of days. This adjustment, known as a leap year, ensures that the vernal equinox consistently occurs around March 21st.

On the other hand, the Hijri Calendar, or the Islamic calendar or Lunar Hijri calendar, holds significant cultural and religious importance among Muslims worldwide. It follows a lunar cycle of 354 or 355 days per year, with months beginning at sunset upon seeing the new moon.

As a result of its reliance on lunar observations, the start date of each month can vary across different regions depending on local sightings. Moreover, since a lunar year is approximately 10-11 days shorter than a solar year, Hijri years do not align precisely with their Gregorian counterparts.

These calendars exhibit contrasting mechanisms for measuring time due to their divergent historical origins and purposes. While both serve as tools for temporal organization within distinct societal contexts, they differ fundamentally in terms of their basis (solar vs lunar), yearly length (fixed vs variable), and method of intercalation (leap years vs.

Conclusion Points

Understanding the current Islamic month and date in the USA is important for Muslims living in this country. It helps them align their religious practices and observances with the lunar calendar. 

By being aware of the specific month and date, Muslims can participate in fasting during Ramadan, celebrate Eid al-Fitr and other important religious events at the right time. 

Furthermore, knowledge of the Islamic calendar fosters cultural awareness and promotes interfaith dialogue within diverse communities. 

As we strive to build a more inclusive society, let us continue to learn about different cultures and religions, including Islam, to foster greater understanding and unity among all Americans.

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Question (1) – How many months are in the Islamic calendar?

Answer: The Islamic calendar, or the Hijri calendar, is a lunar calendar consisting of 12 months a year. 

Each month begins with the sighting of the new moon and lasts for either 29 or 30 days, depending on when the new moon is sighted. 

The 12 months of the Islamic calendar are Muharram, Safar, Rabi al-Awwal, Rabi al-Thani, Jumada al-Ula, Jumada al-Akhirah, Rajab, Sha’ban, Ramadan, Shawwal, Dhu al-Qa’dah and Dhu al-Hijjah. 

Question (2) – How many days are in the Islamic calendar?

Answer: The Islamic year is based on the moon’s cycles and consists of 354 or 355 days. 

Question (3) – How to get an Islamic calendar on an iPhone?

Answer: Download an app from the App Store to get the Islamic calendar on your iPhone. Various apps available will provide you with the Islamic calendar, many of which are free. 

Once you have downloaded your chosen app, open it up and follow the instructions for setting up the calendar. Most apps will allow you to customise which months and years you want to view and any other settings or preferences. The calendar should be ready to view once you’ve set up your preferences.

Question (4) – How many days in the Hijri year?

Answer: The Hijri year is the Islamic lunar calendar of 12 months. The sighting of a new moon determines each month and lasts 29 or 30 days. 

That means the Hijri year typically totals 354 or 355 days, depending on the moon’s visibility at different times.

Question (5) – How to get an Islamic date on an iPhone?

Answer: Getting the Islamic date on an iPhone is easy. First, open the App Store and search for “Islamic Calendar”. Several apps, such as Muslim Pro and iQuran, will provide you with Islamic data. 

Once you have downloaded the app of your choice, open it and set up your preferences. You can choose to display the Gregorian and Hijri dates or just those dates. 

The app will then automatically update with the current Islamic date each day. Many apps offer features like prayer times, qibla direction, and more.

Question (6) – How many days in the Arabic year?

Answer: The Arabic year is based on a lunar calendar of 12 months. Each month is 29 or 30 days, resulting in 354 or 355 days in the Arabic year. This is approximately 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar, which has 365 days.

The Islamic calendar, also known as the Hijri calendar, was introduced in 638 AD by Caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab. It is used for religious occasions such as Ramadan and Hajj and to determine the dates of Islamic holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

Question (7) – How many days in Arabic month?

Answer: The Arabic month consists of either 29 or 30 days, depending on the sighting of the crescent moon. The months are based on a lunar calendar, so the length of each month can vary from year to year.

Question (8) – Shawwal is which month of the Islamic calendar?

Answer: Shawwal is the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. It is a significant month for Muslims when the holy month of Ramadan ends, and the celebration of Eid al-Fitr begins. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of fasting during Ramadan and is celebrated with special prayers, feasts, and gifts.

Question (9) – Which year is this according to the Islamic calendar?

Answer: The Islamic calendar is based on a lunar cycle, and the current year according to the Islamic calendar, is 1445. This year began on July 20th and will end on July 11th, 2024. 

Question (10) – Which is the first month of the Islamic calendar?

Answer: The first month of the Islamic calendar is Muharram. It marks the beginning of a new year for Muslims worldwide and is also known as the “Month of Remembrance.

“During this time, Muslims commemorate the event of Imam Husayn ibn Ali’s martyrdom in Karbala in 680 CE. This event was significant to early Muslims because it symbolised their resistance against oppression and injustice.

Question (11) – Hijri calendar started from which year?

Answer: The Hijri calendar is the Islamic calendar, which started in 622 CE. This date marks the year of the Hijra when the Prophet Muhammad and his followers left Mecca for Medina.

Question (12) – Which month comes after Ramadan?

Answer: After Ramadan comes the month of Shawwal. This is a time of celebration for Muslims, as it marks the end of the holy month and is seen as a time to give thanks for having successfully observed the fasts.

Question (13) – Which month of the Islamic calendar is Ramadan?

Answer: Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is considered the holiest month of the year for Muslims, as it marks when Allah revealed the Quran to Prophet Muhammad. 

During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn until sunset each day, abstaining from food and drink. Additionally, this month, they spend more time in prayer and spiritual reflection.

Question (14) – What is the first month of the Islamic calendar?

Answer: The first month of the Islamic calendar is called Muharram, which translates to “forbidden.

“This month is considered sacred by Muslims as it marks the beginning of a new year and commemorates the migration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 CE.

Question (15) – What is the last month of the Islamic calendar?

Answer: The last month of the Islamic calendar is Dhu al-Hijjah. This is considered one of the holiest months in Islam, as it marks the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and other significant events such as Eid al-Adha. 

Question (16) – What are the 12 Islamic months?

Answer: The 12 Islamic months are Muharram, Safar, Rabi al-Awwal, Rabi al-Thani, Jumada al-Ula, Jumada al-Akhirah, Rajab, Shaban, Ramadan, Shawwal, Dhul Qadah and Dhul Hijjah.

Question (17) – What is the current Hijri year?

Answer: The current Hijri year is 1445. The Hijri calendar, or the Islamic or lunar calendar, is based on the moon’s cycles and consists of 12 months in a year of 354 or 355 days. Each month begins with the sighting of the new moon.

Question (18) – What Islamic month is it?

Answer: The Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycle, meaning that the months are not fixed in the Gregorian calendar.

Question (19) – What is an Arabic date?

Answer: An Arabic date is a type of calendar used by many countries in the Middle East and North Africa. It is based on the Islamic lunar calendar, which consists of 12 months based on the moon’s phases. 

Each month begins with a new moon, counting days from sunset to sunset. The Arabic date is also known as the Hijri calendar after Muhammad migrated from Mecca to Medina in 622 CE (Common Era). 

The current year in the Arabic date is 1445 AH (Anno Hegirae), which translates to 2023. This means each year has 354 or 355 days, depending on when two new moons occur together.