Islamic calendar


: a lunar calendar reckoned from the Hegira in a.d. 622 and organized in cycles of 30 years see Months of the Principal Calendars Table

Examples of Islamic calendar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and is one of the most important holidays on the Islamic calendar. Alexandra Banner, CNN, 11 Apr. 2024 Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month in the Islamic calendar. The Enquirer, 9 Apr. 2024 Ramadan, the ninth and holiest month of the Islamic calendar, with fasts, prayer and reflection. Victoria Bisset, Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2024 The Tonda is a horological expression of the Islamic calendar, according to Parmigiani. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 13 Mar. 2024 Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, the month when Muslims say God revealed the Quran to Prophet Muhammad. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 10 Mar. 2024 Eid al-Fitr, a two-to-three-day festival at the end of Ramadan, on April 9, is one of two eids celebrated on the Islamic calendar each year. Marina Johnson, The Indianapolis Star, 8 Mar. 2024 Here’s what to know about Ramadan, the holiest period in the Islamic calendar and the informal deadline for a Gaza cease-fire deal. Sarah Dadouch, Washington Post, 7 Mar. 2024 Nearly 2 billion Muslims worldwide will celebrate the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. The Enquirer, 7 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Islamic calendar was in 1912

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“Islamic calendar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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