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Islamic Calendar 2019: Islamic Holidays, Dates, Festivals

Last Updated: 11/2/2018 11:42:50 AM

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World’s second largest religion, Islam preaches about the presence of one God with Muhammad as the messenger. There are over 1.8 billion followers of this religion from all across the globe who are widely known as Muslims. The teaching that is given in this religion is rather hopeful and positive. It teaches to be merciful as their God is all merciful, powerful and extremely unique. These religious teachings are passed from one generation of Islamic followers to another with the help of scriptures and preachings of prophets.

Islamic Calendar prioritizes important Islamic festivals and dates observed by Muslims in India and all over the world. It will also help the natives to schedule their events and prepare for what’s around the corner. Islamic Calendar 2019 or Hijri Calendar 1440-1441 AH with all months is mentioned below.

Islamic Calendar 2019

Holidays Hijri/Islamic Date Gregorian Date/Day
Islamic New Year 1 Muharram 1440 AH 11 September 2018 (Tuesday)
Ashura 10 Muharram 1440 AH 20 September 2018 (Thursday)
Arba’een 21 or 22 Safar 1440 AH 30 October 2018 (Tuesday)
Eid-e-Shuja (Eid-e-Zahra) 9 Rabi al-Awwal 1440 AH 17 November 2018 (Saturday)
Mawlid an-Nabi (Prophet Muhammed’s Birthday) 12 Rabi al-Awwal 1440 AH (Sunni) 17 Rabi al-Awwal 1440 AH (Shia) 20 November 2018 (Tuesday) (Sunni) 25 November 2018 (Sunday) (Shia)
Birthday of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib 13 Rajab 1440 AH 20 March 2019 (Wednesday)
Laylat al-Miraj (Israk Mikraj) 27 Rajab 1440 AH 3 April 2019 (Wednesday)
Laylat al-Bara’at 15 Sha’ban 1440 AH 20 April 2019 (Saturday)
Birthday of Muhammad al-Mahdi 15 Sha’ban 1440 AH 20 April 2019 (Saturday)
First day of Ramadan 1 Ramadan 1440 AH 6 May 2019 (Monday)
Laylat al-Qadr 19, 21, 23, 27, or 29 Ramadan 1440 AH Between 24 May 2019 (Friday) and 3 June 2019 (Monday)
Chaand Raat 29 Ramadan 1440 AH 3 June 2019 (Monday)
Eid al-Fitr 1 Shawwal 1440 AH 4 June 2019 (Tuesday)
Hajj 8-13 Dhu al-Hijja 1441 AH 9 August 2019 (Friday) to 14 August 2019 (Wednesday)
Day of Arafah 9 Dhu al-Hijja 1441 AH 10 August 2019 (Saturday)
Eid al-Adha 10 Dhu al-Hijja 1441 AH 11 August 2019 (Sunday)
Eid al-Ghadeer 18 Dhu al-Hijja 1441 AH 19 August 2019 (Monday)
Eid al-Mubahalah 24 Dhu al-Hijja 1441 AH 25 August 2019 (Sunday)

Get full detail: Calendar 2019

Significance of Islamic Calendar

Islamic Calendar 2019 marks important dates, Islamic holidays, festivals and events widely celebrated amongst the Muslim communities. According to the calendar, 11 September 2018 marks the beginning of the Muslim New Year. There are also numerous benefits that you get to experience if you choose to learn about various holidays and important dates. Some of those benefits are mentioned below.

  • Get to know more about the religion and its preachings
  • Learn more about hijri year or era
  • Be more familiar with the various festivals and fasts that might occur throughout the year
  • Learn how to organize your entire year better
  • Plan for various events in advance

History of Islamic Calendar

Islamic Calendar is based on the visibility and different positions of Moon. It has a total of 355 or 354 days, which can also be roughly calculated to a period of 12 months. Every new month begins with the appearance of New Moon in the sky. It is also important for you to know that every single Islamic New Year begins with the observation of Muharram. A large number of individuals who practice this religion use the Hijri calendar to know about all their festivals, holidays, fasts, and other rituals. This is one of the best methods that an individual can practice to always stay prepared.

Know about visibility of Moon: Moon Phases 2019

Islamic Festivals 2019

According to the Islamic religion, there are a number of festivals and religious days that a large number of Muslim individuals celebrate every single year. A holiday is often observed during those auspicious festivals. And all those holidays are mentioned in the calendar 2019 that is mentioned above. One of the most important festivals in 2019 for Muslims is Ramadan. This festival comes in the ninth month of the Hijri Calendar. This holy month requires all individuals who are practicing the Muslim religion to perform fasts. These fasts that are performed by a large number of individuals all across the Muslim community are also known as Sawn. According to the faith that is held by the individuals belonging to this community, one can learn a large number of things by practicing these fasts or Sawn. And some of the things that they can learn are to feel more empathetic towards all the needy and deprived individuals. With the help of fasting, one can also develop a strong willpower against large number or all kinds of earthly desires and can enrich themselves by feeling faithful towards the Almighty.

Ramadan begins from 6 May and continues till 3 June as per Islamic Calendar 2019. People belonging to the Muslim community must refrain from drinking or eating anything during the daylight hours for those 30 days. And one must also give charity to the needy during the period of Ramadan. Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated after the day when the period of Ramadan ends.

Hope you find the information useful. Come back to read more. AstroCAMP wishes you a good and prosperous future.

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