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The lunar calendar used by Muslims, reckoned from the year of the Hegira in ad 622. See Table at calendar.
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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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|Noun||1.||Islamic 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
Rabi I - the third month of the Islamic calendar
Rabi II - the fourth month of the Islamic calendar
Rajab - the seventh 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
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