All About the Islamic Calendar
The Islamic calendar is based on lunar cycles, and does not correspond directly to the Gregorian calendar. Learn more about the Islamic calendar, and determine Islamic holiday dates in the current year.
Islamic Calendar for 2013 (1434 H.)
A calendar of Islamic holidays, observances, and special events for 2013 (corresponding to Islamic year 1434 H.)
Islamic Wall and Desk Calendars
The lunar Islamic calendar does not correspond with the solar calendar. To avoid confusion, many Muslims refer to a dual-date calendar: with both Gregorian dates and the anticipated Islamic dates. These wall and desk calendars are functional, and beautiful to display at home or work.
Free, Printable Islamic Calendar
This free, printable Islamic calendar for year 1432 H. (2011) includes the full year on one page, dual-dates, and important holidays for the year.
What is the Hijrah calendar?
Muslims measure the passage of time using the Islamic (Hijrah) calendar, which was first introduced by the close companion of the Prophet, 'Umar ibn Al-Khattab.
Months of the Islamic Year
The Islamic year has twelve months that are based on a lunar cycle. Here are the names of the months and their meanings.
Moon-Sighting To Determine Islamic Dates
There is a debate among the Muslim community on just how to calculate the beginning of the month of Ramadan (or indeed any month): does one actually have to visibly see the crescent moon which marks the beginning of the month, or can one rely on astronomical calculations?
When is Ramadan 2013?
Ramadan, the greatest religious observance in Islam, is an annual month of fasting. What are the dates for Ramadan in 2013?
When is Leyla Al-Qadr 2013?
Leyla Al-Qadr, the Night of Power, is among the holiest of days during the month of Ramadan in Islam. What are the dates for Leyla Al-Qadr in 2013?
When is the Day of Arafat 2013?
The Day of Arafat is an important observance which falls during the Islamic month of Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. What is the date for the Day of Arafat in 2013?
When is Eid Al-Fitr 2013?
Eid Al-Fitr is a holiday marking the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting which is one of the greatest religious observances in Islam. What is the date for Eid Al-Fitr in 2013?
When is Islamic New Year 1434 H./2013?
Islamic New Year 1434 H. will fall primarily during 2013. The Islamic year does not align with the Gregorian calendar, so what is the date for the 1434 H. Islamic New Year?
When is Eid Al-Adha 2013?
Eid Al-Adha is a holiday marking the end of the Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca which is one of the greatest religious observances in Islam. What is the date for Eid Al-Adha in 2013?
When is Hajj 2013?
Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, is one of the greatest religious observances in Islam. What are the dates for Hajj in 2013?