The Hijri calendar is a lunar calendar, consisting of 12 months of 354 or 355 days. As it is a lunar calendar, there is an annual drift of 10 days, which means that it is not synchronised with the seasons, with the dates being repeated every 33 years.

The year begins with the month of Muharram and the current year is 1439.

Key Islamic Dates 2018:

1st Ramadan – May 15th, 2018
Eid ul Fitr –  June 15th, 2018
Eid ul Adha – August 21st, 2018
1st Muharram – September 11th, 2018
Ashura – September 19th, 2019

The following Hijri calendar is in accordance with Makkah:

January 2018

Rabi Al-Akhar 1439 – Jumada Al-Awwal 1439

February 2018

Jumada Al-Awwal 1439 – Jumada Al-Akhirah 1439

March 2018

Jumada Al-Akhirah 1439 – Rajab 1439

April 2018

Rajab 1439 – Shaban 1439

May 2018

Shaban 1439 – Ramadan 1439

June 2018

Ramadan 1439 – Shawwal 1439

July 2018

Shawwal 1439 – Dhul Qadah 1439

August 2018

Dhul Qadah 1439 – Dhul Hijjah 1439

September 2018

Dhul Hijjah 1439 – Muharram 1440

October 2018

Muharram 1439 – Safar 1440

November 2018

Safar 1439 – Rabi Al-Awwal 1440

December 2018

Rabi Al-Awwal 1439 – Rabi Al-Akhar 1440