Al-Hijra, the Muslim New Year, marks the beginning of Islam using a lunar calendar.
Al Hijra 2020
The Muslim New Year 1443 AH begins at sunset, Monday, August 9, 2021.
Muslim years start at the beginning of Islam when the Prophet Muhammad moved from Mecca to Medina in 622 CE.
Al-Hijra is not a major holiday. There are no special rules to follow.
Muharram, the first month of the Muslim calendar, is a solemn sacred month.
The tenth day of Muharram is an important day in Islam. It is commemorated differently by Sunni, Shia and Sufi Muslims.