When Does 1 Rajab 1444 Hijri Start?

Crescent moon visibility map for 1 Rajab 1444 AH on Sunday, 23 January 2023.

The month of Rajab is the seventh month in the islamic hijri calendar system. In the year 2023, 1 Rajab 1444 AH will be marked by the new moon (conjunction) on Saturday, 21 January 2023 at 20:53 UT. The first… Continue Reading

When Is Islamic New Year 1 Muharram 1444 AH (2022)?

Crescent moon visibility map for Muharram 1444 AH on the evening of Friday, June 29, 2022.

The islamic calendar starts with the hijri month of Muharram which will come shortly. The next islamic year number is 1444 AH (anno hijri, after hijrah or migration). Therefore 1 Muharram 1444 AH marks the Islamic New Year for 2022.… Continue Reading

When does the Month of Sha’ban 1441 AH (2020 AD) Start?

Crescent moon visibility map for Sha'ban 1441 AH (2020 AD) on the evening of Wednesday, 25 March 2020.

The islamic month of Sha’ban 1441 AH is marked by the geocentric moon conjunction on Tuesday, 24 March 2020 at 09:28 UTC. On the evening of that Tuesday, the moon is already above the horizon in some places in the… Continue Reading