When is Mawlid al-Nabi 2016?

Mawlid al-Nabi 2016 started on Sunday 11th Dec, 2016 (11/12/2016) 1260 days ago

Note that with regards to the Muslim calendar, a holiday is commenced on the sunset of the preceding day; thus, Mawlid al-Nabi 2016 will be observed on the sunset of Saturday 10th Dec, 2016.

Mawlid al-Nabi always falls on the same day according to the Islamic calendar; for it being a lunar calendar. Nonetheless, the day differs on the Gregorian calendar as it is a solar calendar; causing roughly an eleven day difference each year.

The dates of Mawlid al-Nabi are usually determined by either an actual sighting of the moon with the naked eyes, or through astronomical calculations. Note that dates provided here are based on the dates adopted by the Fiqh Council of North America.

What is Mawlid al-Nabi?

Mawlid al-Nabi

At the heart of every Muslim, the day of Mawlid al-Nabi (also spelled Al Mawlid an-Nabiwi) is of particular importance. Mawlid al-Nabi is the celebration of the birth of the last and final Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). On that day, Muslims get to meditate on the beautiful life of the Prophet (peace be upon him).

Dates for Mawlid al-Nabi from 2015 to 2024

The next occurrence of Mawlid al-Nabi is marked in red

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Mawlid al-Nabi 2024SundaySep 15th in 1574 days
Mawlid al-Nabi 2023WednesdaySep 27th in 1220 days
Mawlid al-Nabi 2022SaturdayOct 8th in 866 days
Mawlid al-Nabi 2021MondayOct 18th in 511 days
Mawlid al-Nabi 2020ThursdayOct 29th in 157 days
Mawlid al-Nabi 2019SaturdayNov 9th 197 days ago
Mawlid al-Nabi 2018TuesdayNov 20th 551 days ago
Mawlid al-Nabi 2017ThursdayNov 30th 906 days ago
Mawlid al-Nabi 2016SundayDec 11th 1260 days ago
Mawlid al-Nabi 2015SaturdayJan 3rd 1968 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateDec 11, 2016
When? Ended 1260 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Muslim Holidays

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