Islamic Hijiri Calendar

Globally, Muslims use the Islamic or Hijri calendar to work out key religious events and dates. The Hijri calendar is based on the lunar calendar which consists of 12 months – a new month begins when a new moon is sighted.

Key Islamic Dates

Ramadan starts
Eid al-Fitr
1 Dhul Hijjah
Day of Arafah
Eid al-Adha
Islamic New Year
Ashura
12 Rabi Alwal
May 2022 Ramadhan 1443
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 29
2 30
3 Shawaal 1
4 2
5 3
6 4
7 5
8 6
9 7
10 8
11 9
12 10
13 11
14 12
15 13
16 14
17 15
18 16
19 17
20 18
21 19
22 20
23 21
24 22
25 23
26 24
27 25
28 26
29 27
30 28
31 29
1 Zul Qa'dah 1
2 2
3 3
4 4