Islamic Months of the Year

Month’s Name According to Islamic Calendar

In this lesson, we will learn about Islamic Months of the year in Arabic Language. In Islam the calendar starts with Muharram and ends with Dhu al-Hijjah. Muharram is the first month of the year and Dhu al-Hijjah is the last month of the year. In islaam we have only 360 days in a month while the English calendar have 365 or 366 days. So, every year the month shift 10 days earlier. Ramadan is the holy month in which muslim keep fast through out the month and at the beginning of Shawwal Month Eid is celebrated.

How to say the Months in Arabic (شهور العام) – Shuhur Aleam

Arabic Name Arabic Pronunciation English Hindi
مُحَرَّم Muharram First मुहर्रम
صَفَر Safar Second सफ़र
رَبِيع ٱلْأَوَّل Rabi’ al-Awwal Third रबी अल-अव्वल
رَبِيع ٱلثَّانِي Rabi’ al-Thani Forth रबी अल-थानी
 جُمَادَىٰ ٱلْأُولَىٰ Jumada al-Awwal Fifth जुमादा अल-अव्वल
جُمَادَىٰ ٱلثَّانِيَة Jumada al-Thani Sixth जुमादा अल-थानी
رَجَب Rajab Seventh रजब
شَعْبَان Sha’ban Eighth शबान
رَمَضَان Ramadan Ninth रमजान
شَوَّال Shawwal Tenth शावाल
ذُو ٱلْقَعْدَة Dhu al-Qi’dah Eleventh ज़ू अल-क़िदा
ذُو ٱلْحِجَّة Dhu al-Hijjah Twelfth ज़ू अल-हिज्जाह