Celebrate Al-Hijra, the Muslim New Year 1440

Al-Hijra is Muslim New Year. The date is based on a lunar calendar. It can vary by about 11 days.


Al-Hijra’s Meaning

Al-Hijra marks the beginning of Islam when the Prophet Muhammad moved from Mecca to Medina in 622 CE.

It is not a major holiday. There are no special religious rules to follow.

Al-Hijra has the same thoughtful meaning as everyone else’s new year’s celebrations. Some of us exchange holiday cards.


Al Hijra 2019

Al Hijra 2019 is Saturday – Sunday, August 31 – September 1, 2019.


Al Hijra 2018

Al Hijra 2018 is from sunset on Tuesday, September 11 to sunset on Wednesday, September 12. It marks the new year 1440.


Al-Hijra 2017

The date of Al-Hijra is based on a lunar calendar. It can vary by about 11 days. Al-Hijra 2017 marks the Muslim year 1439 at sunset on September 21, 2017.

It is called 1st Muharram, the first day of the month of Muharram.


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