Al-Hijra, the Muslim New Year, marks the beginning of Islam using a lunar calendar. It can vary by about 11 days with the solar calendar.
Al Hijra 2019
Al Hijra 2019 is Saturday – Sunday, August 31 – September 1, 2019 from sunset to sunset.
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 2018
Al Hijra 2018 is from sunset on Tuesday, September 11 to sunset on Wednesday, September 12. It marks the new year 1440.
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.