Muharram is the first month of the Islamic Calendar. It also portraits the beginning of a new Islamic Year which many Muslims consider as a cultural event. The Muslim New Year itself holds no importance on the basis of religion. Nonetheless, many Muslims still in this time use it to remember the life events of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W). Some also remember the Hijra of the Prophet (S.A.W.W) and his companions to the city that is called Madina.
Note that with regards to the Muslim calendar, a holiday is commenced on the sunset of the preceding day; thus, Muharram / Islamic New year 2023 will be observed on the sunset of Tuesday 18th Jul, 2023.
Muharram / Islamic New year 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 Muharram / Islamic New year 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.
The next occurrence of Muharram / Islamic New year is marked in red
|When is ...?||Weekday||Date||Days away|
|Muharram / Islamic New year 2024||Sunday||Jul 7th||in 1872 days|
|Muharram / Islamic New year 2023||Wednesday||Jul 19th||in 1518 days|
|Muharram / Islamic New year 2022||Saturday||Jul 30th||in 1164 days|
|Muharram / Islamic New year 2021||Monday||Aug 9th||in 809 days|
|Muharram / Islamic New year 2020||Thursday||Aug 20th||in 455 days|
|Muharram / Islamic New year 2019||Saturday||Aug 31st||in 100 days|
|Muharram / Islamic New year 2018||Tuesday||Sep 11th||253 days ago|
|Muharram / Islamic New year 2017||Thursday||Sep 21st||608 days ago|
|Muharram / Islamic New year 2016||Sunday||Oct 2nd||962 days ago|
|Muharram / Islamic New year 2015||Thursday||May 14th||1469 days ago|
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