Muharram (Arabic: المحرّم) sometimes also reffered as Al-Hijra is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year. The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, so Muharram moves from year to year when compared with the Gregorian calendar, which is solar based.
Dates and Weekday when Muharram starts and ends for the year 2016 and 2015
Dates for 2016
- Muharram in 2016 will start on Saturday, 1 October 2016 and lasts till Sunday, the 30th of October 2016.
Dates for 2017
- Muharram in 2017 will start on Thursday, 21st of September 2017 and will last till Thursday, the 19th of October 2017.
Previous Dates for Muharram
- Muharram 2015 started on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 and lasted till Thursday, 12 November 2015
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- Muharram 2014: Saturday, 25 October 2014 and lasts till Saturday, 22 November 2014
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Dates provided based on the Umm al-Qura calendar of Saudi Arabia
The word “Muharram” means “Forbidden” and is derived from the word harām, meaning “sinful”. It is held to be the most sacred of all the months, excluding Ramadan. Some Muslims fast during these days. The tenth day of Muharram is the Day of Ashura, which to Shia Muslims is part of the Mourning of Muharram.