Muharram 2021 – When is Muharram 2021

What does Muharram stand for?

Muharram (Arabic: المحرّم) sometimes also refered 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 2021

Muharram Dates for 2021 (Hijri 1442)

  • Muharram 2020 will start on Thursday, the 20th of August and last for 29 days until Saturday, the 17th of September

Muharram Dates for 2020 (Hijri 1441)

  • Muharram 2021 started on Tuesday, the 9th of August 2020 and lasted for 29 days until Tuesday, the 7th of September 2020

Muharram Dates for 2019 (Hijri 1441)

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

Muharram Dates for 2018 (Hijri 1440)

  • Muharram in 2018 started Tuesday, 11th of September 2018 and lasted till Tuesday, the 9th of October 2018

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
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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

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