Muslims all over the world is entering the Islamic New Year 1433 at this time, either on 26 or 27 November 2011. The islamic calendar is started with the month Muharram. This year it has 30 days, and based on Ummul Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia, it starts at 26 November and ends at 25 December 2011.
Islamic Events Muharram 1433
Apart from marking the beginning of islamic hijri year, Muharram also has a special place for the muslim believers. It is called the “Month of Allah” (Shahru-llaah) and is one of the four sacred (haram) months in islam. The 10th day of this month is called Ash-Shura and was a celebrated day in the Jew and Christian communities during the time of the Prophet Muhammad. The Prophet itself ordered muslims to fast on that day as well as the day before to honour the day. It is believed that the day is the day when Allah saved Prophet Moses from the Pharaoh.
In the Muharram calendar that is available as PDF you can see the Ash-Shura date marked on the 5th of December 2011. So, do not forget to fast on that day.
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