Islamic New Year

Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their
lunar Hijrah Calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months mentioned in the Holy Quran.

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, and months begin when the first crescent of a new moon is sighted. Since the Islamic lunar calendar year is 11 to 12 days shorter than the solar year. The estimated start and end dates for Muharram are as follows , 1431 AH – First day: December 18, 2009; last day January 16, 2010.

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