Islamic Calendar 2024, Festivals, Holidays and Events for Muslims


Islamic Calendar 2024

Islamic Events and occasions hold great spiritual and traditional significance and a rich historical legacy for Muslims across the globe. The important Islamic events, this year in 2024 kicks off with the Urs of Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz on 18th Jan 2024 in Ajmer Sharif, Rajasthan, India. The "Beginning of Jamada-ul-akhirah" is on January 14 2024, which marks the advent of the fifth Islamic month. The following month, on February 9, the cherished "Lailat-ul-Meraj" (also known as Shab-e-Meraj) honours the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam celestial journey to heaven.

As we progress through the 2024 Islamic calendar, the next significant date to note is "Beginning of Shaban" on 12 February, which marks the beginning of the eighth Islamic month. This leads to the highly anticipated "Shabe-e-Barat" or "Nisf Shaban" on 26 February. This night holds great significance in forgiveness, self-reflection, and prayer. The following month, March 12 kicks off the most sacred month in Islam - Ramadan. It is a special time for Muslims practicing fasting, reflecting on oneself, and strengthening community bonds. Within this month, on 7 April, lies the highly revered "Lailat-ul-Qadr" (Shab-E-Qadr), often considered the most blessed night in Islam. It is believed to be the night when the Holy Quran was initially revealed to the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam.

"Eid-ul-Fitr" on 11 April marks the end of Ramadan, a festive day of celebration, gratitude, and feasting. Its also the start of Month of Shawwal. The following months, Dhul-Qadah and Dhul-Hijjah, starting on 10 May and 8 June respectively, are sacred months culminating in the Hajj pilgrimage. "Day of Arafah" on 16 June and "Eid-ul-Adaha" (Bakrid) on 17 June are pivotal events associated with Hajj, emphasizing sacrifice and devotion.

The Islamic New Year begins with Muharram which falls on 9 July 2024, leading to "Yaum al-Ashura" on 18 July, a day of fasting commemorating various historical events, including the martyrdom of Hussain ibn Ali Radi Allahu Anhu.

The calendar continues with the beginning of Month of Safar and Rabi-Ul-Awal on 8 August 2024 and 6 September 2024, respectively. "Eid Milad-un-Nabi" on 17 September celebrates the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam birthday, a day of joy and reflection.

The year further unfolds with the beginning of Rabi-Ul-Thani on 6 October, Gyarvi Sharif on 16 October, and the beginnings of Jamada-ul-ula and Jamada-ul-akhirah on 4 November and 4 December, respectively. Each event and month carries unique significance, reflecting the rich tapestry of Islamic traditions and beliefs.

How Many Festivals are there in Islam?

In Islam, there are many festivals and religiours occasions and they vary on religous practices. However, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are two primary festivals that are universally recognized and celebrated by Muslims around the world. Milad-un-Nabi, Ashura, Laylat al-Qadr are the ore festivals celebrated as well.

Eid al-Fitr: Also called Ramadan Eid or Ramazan Eid. Its celebrated on 1st of Shawwal after completion of 1 month fasting in mothn of Ramadan. Its a day of thanksgiving. feasting, followed by Eid namaz, Special Prayers, Charity also known as Zakat al Fitr, and family gatherings.

Eid al-Adha: Its the "Festival of Sacrifice" also known as Bakrid or Bakra Eid around the world. It is celebrated on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Eid al-Adha is celebrated in the memory for the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim Allahi Wa Salam to sacrifice his son Hazrat Ismail Allahi Wa Salama as an act of obedience to Allah Subhanha Wa Taa'la, before Allah provided him with a ram to sacrifice instead. Eid ul Adha is celebrated by Eid Namaz and the sacrifice of an animal, such as a sheep, cow, or goat, and the distribution of the meat among family, friends, and the needy.

Islam Religious Holidays 2024 

2024 Islamic Festivals & Events Date Hijri Date Day
Beginning of Jamada-ul-akhirah 14-01-2024 1 Rajab 1445 H Sunday    
Lailat-ul-Meraj / Shab-e-meraj 09-02-2024 27 Rajab 1445 H/AH Friday
Beginning of Shaban 12-02-2024 1 Shaban 1445 AH Monday
Shabe-e-Barat / Nisf Shaban 26-02-2024 15 Shaban 1445 Monday
Start of Fasting Month (Ramadan) 12-03-2024 1 Ramadan 1445 AH Tuesday
Lailat-ul-Qadr (Shab-E-Qadr) 07-04-2024 27 Ramadan 1445 AH Sunday
Eid-ul-Fitr (Ramdan Eid) Beginning Of Shawwal 11-04-2024 1 Shawwal 1445 AH Thursday
Beginning of sacred month, Dhul-Qadah 10-05-2024 1 Dhul-Qadah 1445 AH Friday
Beginning of sacred month, Dhul-Hijjah 08-06-2024 1 Dhul-Hijjah 1445 AH Saturday
Hajj Begins / Waqf In Arafat (Hajj) / Waqf Al Arafa (Hajj) 14-06-2024 8 Dhul Hijjah 1445 Saturday
Day of Arafah 16-06-2024 9 Dhul Hijjah 1445 Sunday
Eid-ul-Adaha / Bakrid 17-06-2024 10 Dhul-Hijjah 1445 AH Monday
Beginning of Muharram / Islamic New Year / Muharram 1 / 1st Muharram 09-07-2024 1 Muharram 1446 AH Tuesday
Yaum al-Ashura / Ashura Fasts / Day of Ashura / Ashura 18-07-2024 10 Muharram 1446 AH Thursday
Beginning of Safar 08-08-2024 1 Safar 1446 AH Thursday
Beginning of Rabi-Ul-Awal 06-09-2024 1 Rabi-Ul-Awal 1446 AH Friday
Eid Milad-un-Nabi / Mawlid (Birth) of the Prophet / Prophet's Birthday / 12 Rabi Ul Awal 17-09-2024 12 Rabi Al Awwal 1446 Tuesday
Beginning of Rabi-Ul-Thani 06-10-2024 1 Rabi-Ul-Thani 1446 AH Sunday
812th Urs Sharif Of Hazrat Khwaaja Syed Nizamuddin Aulia Mehboob-e-elahi Rahmatullah Alayh 18-1-2024 11 Rabi Ul Akhir 1446 AH Wednesday
Beginning of Jamada-ul-ula 04-11-2024 1 Jamada-ul-ula 1446 AH Monday
Beginning of Jamada-ul-akhirah 04-12-2024 1 Jumada-al-akhirah 1446 AH Wednesday

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