Names of Islamic Months

There are a total of 12 Islamic months according to Hijri calendar or Gregorian calendar, their names are as follows.

1. Muharram
2. Safar
3. Rabi-ul-Awwal
4. Rabi-us Sani
5. Jamadi-ul-Awwal
6. Jamadi-us-Sani
7. Rajab
8. Shaban
9. Ramadan
10. Shawal
11. Zil-Qadah
12. Zul-Hijah

Names of Islamic Months

In Islam, Muslims rely on the Islamic calendar that is comprises on twelve distinct months. These 12 months have their own importance and significance. Each month has some important events that are obligatory for the Muslims to follow while some events are only for the extra rewards and benefits from ALLAH. Moreover, all the twelve Islamic months are observed according to the position and phases of the moon. Here is the list of each Islamic Months along with their brief details.


1.Muharram
This is the first Islamic month and its meaning is Forbidden. This month is really significant for the Muslims as this month contains various benefits and blessings. It has some scared events among them 1st Muhraam has very importance because it is the beginning of a new year and the martyrdom of Hazrat Umar Farooq (RA). Like this 10th Muhraam is also very special Islamic day as it is Youm-e-Ashura. Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions also martyred in Karbala on the same day. Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said fast on this day because when Muslim fast Allah will forgive all past sins.


2.Safar
This Islamic month has its own significance, Safar means “Whistling Wind” because when this month it was windy atmosphere. On 20 Safar, Shia Muslims observe the Arbaeen or Chehlum of Hazrat Ibn Ali (R.A) on , 27th of Safar Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (Peace be Upon Him) migrated from Makah to Medina and so on.


3.Rabi-ul-Awwal
Rabbi-ul-Awwal is come after the Safar and this month is very beautiful because on 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal our beloved Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) was born and the whole month is very blissful.


4.Rabi-us Sani
This month is comes when the Rabbi-ul-Awwal is on ending that’s why it contains Rabi in the name and also considered as Rabi-ul-Akhir. In this month the continuous reciting of Holy Quran and Wird of Astaghfar and nafil prayers are very much essential.


5.Jamadi-ul-Awwal
On 15th Jamadi-ul-Awwal Hazrat Ali R.A was born and many other significant events had taken placed. This month contains various virtues as Allah will give various rewards.


6.Jamadi-us-Sani
This is another religious month and this month has also very importance in Islam. So this is fruitful for the Muslims to do extra Zikar of Allah and get his mercies upon you.


7.Rajab
Rajab is regarded as the Respect and Honorable month in this month the fighting is forbidden this holy month has several bounties and important events. Like; on 27th of Rajab the event of Miraj had took placed.


8.Shaban
On this month Allah bestowed countless blessings upon the Ummah. Fasting on the month of Shahban is also very significant.


9.Ramadan
In this month the fasting is permitted to the Muslims through the whole month. This month has numerous blessings and Allah will save the Muslim from the fire of hell and also forgive the sins.


10.Shawal
This is the month when the event Eid-ul fitr has arrived and it is necessary to follow this event. This month has its own importance and Allah will shower several blessings.


11.Zil-Qada
This month is also very important for the Muslims and it comes after the Shawal. Fasting and Nafil in this month is highly significanct.


12.Zul-Hijah
This is the last Islamic month and it has several importance as on this month the Hajj performed and second Muslim festival occurred that is Eid-ul-Adha. Thereby, it has very important and full with blessings.

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Zohaib , Karachi Thu 27 Feb, 2020