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Islamic Calendar 2021: List Of Islamic Holidays in 2021

Islamic Calendar 2021 Islamic Calendar 2021- Hijri Calendar 2021 as per Islamic Dates offer a comprehensive list of Muslim holidays and festivals in 2021 all over the globe. The Islamic Hijri Calendar 2021 holds high significance as it provides one detailed information about several Islamic events, observances and festivals as per Hijri Dates. Read ahead and find out about various Islamic events 2021 and list of Muslim festivals in 2021.

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Out of all cultures and beliefs, Islam is known to be the second-largest religion in the world and preaches that there is only one God, who is omnipotent, merciful and powerful and Prophet Muhammad is known to be His messenger. The followers of this religion are known as Muslims, who follow the primary sacred scripture known as the Holy Quran. It is widely believed that the Holy Quran is the verbatim of the One and comprises of Sunnahs, Hadiths of Prophet Muhammad. Several religious beliefs and festivals are proposed by the Arabic Calendar 2021, another name for Islamic Calendar 2021, such as Eid al-Adha, Ramzan or Ramadan, the Day of Ashura and much more.

Islamic Calendar 2021: Hijri/Islamic/Arabic Calendar (1442-1443 AH)

This Islamic Calendar for 2021 is based on the probable sighting of the Crescent Moon globally as well as Ummul Qura System, Saudi Arabia. It is subjected to change as per the latest announcements or updates.

Gregorian Date Gregorian Day Holidays Hijri/Islamic Date (1442-1443 AH)
24-25 February 2021 Wednesday- Thursday Birthday of ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib 12-13 Rajab, 1442 AH
11 March 2021 Thursday Laylat al-Mi'raj (Israk Mikraj) 27 Rajab 1442 AH
28 March 2021 Sunday Laylat al-Bara'at 15 Sha‘bān 1442 AH
13 April 2021 Tuesday First day of Ramaḍān 1 Ramadan 1442 AH
29 April 2021 Thursday Nuzul-al Qur'an 17 Ramadan 1442 AH
Between 1 & 11 May 2021 Saturday - Tuesday Laylat al-Qadr 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, or 29 Ramaḍān 1442 AH
12 May 2021 Wednesday Chaand Raat 29 or 30 Ramaḍān 1442 AH
13 May 2021 Thursday Eid al-Fitr 1 Shawwal 1442 AH
18–23 July 2021 Sunday - Friday Hajj 8–13 Dhū al-Ḥijja 1442 AH
19 July 2021 Monday Day of Arafah 9 Dhul-Hijjah 1442 AH
20 July 2021 Tuesday Eid al-Adha 10 Dhul-Hijjah 1442 AH
21 July 2021 Wednesday Days of Tashriq 11, 12, 13 Dhul-Hijjah 1442 AH
28 July 2021 Wednesday Eid al-Ghadeer 18 Dhū al-Ḥijja 1442 AH
03 August 2021 Tuesday Eid al-Mubahalah 24 Dhū al-Ḥijja 1442 AH
09 August 2021 Monday Islamic New Year 1 Muharram 1443 AH
10 August 2021 Tuesday Start of Muharram 1 Muharram 1443 AH
18 August 2021 Wednesday Fasting Ashura 10 Muharram 1443 AH
27 September 2021 Monday Arba'een 20 or 21 Ṣafar 1443 AH
15 October 2021 Friday Eid-e-Shuja' (Eid-e-Zahra) 9 Rabī‘ al-Awwal 1443 AH
18-19 October 2021 (Sunni) 23 October 2021 (Shia) Monday/Tuesday Saturday Mawlid an-Nabī (Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday) 12 Rabi' al-Awwal 1443 AH 17 Rabī‘ al-Awwal 1443 AH

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Islamic Calendar 2021: Islamic Calendar As Per History

With the commencement of the Islamic New Year in 622 AD/CE, the Hijri Era began. This year holds high importance in Islam since this was the year when Prophet Muhammad migrated to Yathrib from Mecca along with his followers. Presently, it is known as Medina as per Islamic Calendar 2021 as well as Islamic beliefs. In this year itself, Prophet laid the foundation of Islam by eatablishing Ummah, the first Muslim comunity and started preaching the lessons.

Hijri Calendar 2021, another name for Islamic Calendar 2021, is based on the sightings of the planet moon, thereby making it a Lunar Calendar. It comprises twelve months based on the movement and phases of the Moon. Every month in Islam, several Islamic holidays snd festivals occur and bring a breath of fresh air and merriment in the lives of people. The first day of Muharram marks the commencement of the Islamic New Year. As per Islamic or Hijri Calendar 2021, we are undergoing the Islamic Year 1442-1443 AH aka 2021. Find the important Muslim dates and Islamic festivals in the Islamic Calendar 2021.

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Uses of Islamic Calendar in 2021

There are innumerable benefits of Hijri Islamic Calendar 2021 for both managerial and cultural purposes. Here are some of them:

  1. You stay up to date on the upcoming main cultural and religious events.
  2. Islamic Calendar 2021 helps to plan in advance for upcoming Muslim holidays in 2021 such as Eid and allows the natives to organize the festivities in advance.
  3. All the important things like birthdays, anniversaries and weddings can be planned according to the calendar
  4. Religious anniversaries, birthdays of family members, friends and relatives, and other important things can be tracked with Muslim Calendar 2021.
  5. Since the Hijri Calendar 2021 is based on the motion and phases of the Moon, one gets to know the nature of the calendar and stay updated on the planetary motion of the Moon as well.

Elements of Hijri Islamic Calendar 2021

Several elements of Islamic Hijri Calendar 2021 make it highly significant and add to the overall accuracy. Below are some of the important factors:

Days of the Week

No. Name As Per Gregorian Calendar
1 al-ʾAḥad Sunday
2 al-ʾIthnayn Monday
3 ath-Thulāthāʾ Tuesday
4 al-ʾArbiʿāʾ Wednesday
5 al-Khamīs Thursday
6 al-Jumʿah Friday
7 as-Sabt Saturday


Out of the twelve months in an Islamic Calendar, four months are considered to be sacred, which are Rajab (7), Dhū al-Qa'dah (11), Dhu al-Ḥijjah (12) and Muḥarram (1), which are considered to be consecutive.

No. Name
1 al-Muḥarram
2 Ṣafar
3 Rabīʿ al-ʾAwwal, Rabīʿ al-ʾŪlā
4 Rabīʿ ath-Thānī, Rabīʿ al-ʾĀkhir
5 Jumādā al-ʾAwwal, Jumadā al-ʾŪlā
6 Jumādā ath-Thāniyah, Jumādā al-ʾĀkhirah
7 Rajab
8 Shaʿbān
9 Ramaḍān
10 Shawwāl
11 Zū al-Qaʿdah
12 Zū al-Ḥijjah

Notable Muslims Holidays in 2021

Important Islamic Holidays and Dates in 2021 are:

  • 1 Muharram: Also known as Sunni Islamic New Year.
  • 10 Muharram: Known as the Day of Ashura. For both Sunnis and Shias, this day commemorates the martyrdom of the grandson of Muhammad Husayn ibn Ali and his followers. Additionally, this day also marks the event of the Crossing Of The Red Sea by Moses.
  • 12 Rabi al-Awwal: For Sunni Muslims, this day is also known as Mawlid, which commemorates the Birth of the Prophet.
  • 17 Rabi al-Awwal: Mawlid for Shia Muslims.
  • 27 Rajab: Isra and Mi'raj, known as the Two Parts Of A Night Journey taken by Prophet Muhammad.
  • 15 Sha'ban: Mid-Sha'ban, also as the Night of Forgiveness.
  • 1 Ramadan: Shia Islamic New Year
  • 27 Ramadan: Nuzul al-Qur'an. The sacred day when Muhammad was bestowed with the first-ever verses of the Holy Quran.
  • 1 Shawwal: Eid ul-Fitr.
  • 8–13 Dhu al-Hijjah: The Hajj to Mecca.
  • 9 Dhu al-Hijjah: Day of Arafah.
  • 10 Dhu al-Hijjah: Eid al-Adha.

Several prominent Islmaic Holidays 2021 considered important for Shia Muslims are:

  • 9 Rabi' al-Awwal: Eid-e-Shuja'
  • 13 Rajab: Ali ibn Abi Talib’s Birth Anniversary
  • 3 Sha'ban: Husayn ibn Ali’s Birth Anniversary
  • 21 Ramadan: The Day of Ali ibn Abi Talib’s Martyrdom

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Have a look at the Islamic Calendar 2021 and you can plan the year according to yourself and all the best for all your future endeavours.

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