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Islamic calendar

n.
The lunar calendar used by Muslims, reckoned from the year of the Hegira in ad 622. See Table at calendar.

Islam′ic cal′endar


n.
the lunar calendar used by Muslims and reckoned from a.d. 622: the calendar year consists of 354 days and contains 12 months.
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Noun1.Islamic calendar - the lunar calendar used by MuslimsIslamic calendar - the lunar calendar used by Muslims; dates from 622 AD (the year of the Hegira); the beginning of the Muslim year retrogresses through the solar year completing the cycle every 32 years
lunar calendar - a calendar based on lunar cycles
Islamic calendar month - any lunar month in the Muslim calendar
Moharram, Muharram, Muharrum - the first month of the Islamic calendar
Safar, Saphar - the second month of the Islamic calendar
Rabi I - the third month of the Islamic calendar
Rabi II - the fourth month of the Islamic calendar
Jomada I, Jumada I - the fifth month of the Islamic calendar
Jomada II, Jumada II - the sixth month of the Islamic calendar
Rajab - the seventh month of the Islamic calendar
Shaaban, Sha'ban - the eighth month of the Islamic calendar
Ramadan - the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; the month of fasting; the holiest period for the Islamic faith
Shawwal - the tenth month of the Islamic calendar
Dhu al-Qadah, Dhu'l-Qa'dah - the eleventh month of the Islamic calendar
Dhu al-Hijja, Dhu al-Hijjah, Dhu'l-Hijja, Dhu'l-Hijjah - the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar and the season of the hajj; has one extra day in leap years
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There was another group agreed but thought that the new Islamic calendar should start from the day on which the Prophet (peace be upon him) embarked upon his mission; and yet another group believed that this new Islamic calendar should begin from the emigration of the Prophet (peace be upon him) while a final group believed that it should start from the date when he passed away.
The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, and is 11 to 12 days shorter than the solar year.
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Al-Aqsa mosque, which can accommodate more than 400,000 worshippers, received only 7,000 on Friday, the first day of the ten days of the final month of the Islamic calendar, Dhul-Hijjah: Days of virtue and righteous deeds for Muslims.
Ramadan is the ninth of 12 months in the Islamic calendar.
During Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset.
The Islamic calendar is lunar, the months begin with appearance of the first crescent of the new moon.
com)-- Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.

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