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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Ramadan, which is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is considered the holiest month of the year for Muslims, said Harris Zafar, a spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Austindedios, oregonlive, 18 Apr. 2023 Ramadan takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Ashlyn Messier, Fox News, 13 Apr. 2023 Recognized as the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and a holy month of fasting, Ramadan is a religious holiday that marks when Muhammad received the initial revelations that would become the Quran. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 6 Apr. 2023 Ramadan is the holiest and most important month of the Islamic calendar, yet the worship and religious obligations are all but swept under the rug for mothers. Zainab Khan, ELLE, 4 Apr. 2023 Although many Saudis solely use the Islamic calendar, toggling to the English option will switch to the Gregorian calendar. Lilit Marcus, CNN, 30 Mar. 2023 Many Muslims all around the world are currently observing Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 27 Mar. 2023 Ramadan, one of the holiest months of the Islamic calendar, began Wednesday evening. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, 24 Mar. 2023 Since Ramadan follows the lunar Islamic calendar, the holiday commences when the first crescent of a new moon is spotted. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 23 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Islamic calendar was in 1912

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“Islamic calendar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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