Al-Hijra, the Muslim New Year, marks the beginning of Islam using a lunar calendar.
Al Hijra 2020
The Muslim New Year 1442 begins at sunset, Wednesday-Thursday, August 19-20, 2020.
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.