Muharram 2017 – When is Muharram 2017 and 2018

By | September 18, 2017

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. 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.

Dates and Weekday when Muharram starts and ends for the year 2017 and 2018

1. Muharram Dates for 2017 (Hijri 1439)

  • Muharram in 2017 will start on Thursday, 21st of September 2017 and will last till Thursday, the 19th of October 2017
  • Ashura 2017 starts on Friday, 29 September, 2017

2. Muharram Dates for 2018 (Hijri 1440)

  • Muharram in 2018 will start on Tuesday, 11th of September 2018 and will last till Tuesday, the 9th of October 2018

3. Muharram Dates for 2019 (Hijri 1441)

  • Muharram in 2019 will start on Saturday, the 31st of August and last for 29 days until Saturday, the 28th of September

4. Previous Dates for Muharram

  • Muharram 2016 started on  Saturday, 1 October 2016 and lasted till  Sunday, the 30th of October 2016.
  • Muharram 2015 started on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 and lasted till Thursday, 12 November 2015
    Islamic Calender 1437
  • Muharram 2014: Saturday, 25 October 2014 and lasts till Saturday, 22 November 2014
    Islamic Calender 1436

Dates provided based on the Umm al-Qura calendar of Saudi Arabia

 

Here is a list of the  12 months of the Islamic Calender, with Name and Meaning

  1. Muḥarram (مُحَرَّم) Meaning: forbidden
  2. Ṣafar (صَفَر) Meaning: void
  3. Rabī‘ al-awwal (رَبيع الأوّل) Meaning: the first spring
  4. Rabī‘ ath-thānī (رَبيع الثاني) Meaning: the second spring
  5. Jumādá al-ūlá (جُمادى الأولى) Meaning: the first of parched land
  6. Jumādá al-ākhirah (جُمادى الآخرة) Meaning: the last of parched land
  7. Rajab (رَجَب) Meaning: respect, honour
  8. Sha‘bān (شَعْبان) Meaning: scattered
  9. Ramaḍān (رَمَضان) Meaning: burning heat
  10. Shawwāl (شَوّال) Meaning: raised
  11. Dhū al-Qa‘dah (ذو القعدة) Meaning: the one of truce/sitting
  12. Dhū al-Ḥijjah (ذو الحجة) Meaning: the one of pilgrimage