Hijri months are also called Islamic months that consist oftwelve months.Muslims all over the world follow the Islamic calendar.Each month of these Hijri months contains 29 or 30 days.
What are the names of these Hijri months?
1.Muharram:which is the first Month of these Hijri months.2.Safar.3.Rabi ul Awwal when our beloved ProphetMuhammad (SAW) was born and died.4.Rabi ul Thani.5.Jumada al Awwal.6.Jumada al Thani.7.Rajab.8.Shabaan.9.Ramadan when all Muslims fast and when Allahrevealed his great book _The Holy Quran_ on hisMessenger Muhammad (SAW).10.Shawal when Eid Ul Fitr is held.11.Dhul qi’dah.12.And Dhul Hijjah.It is important to say that, in the Hijri month Dhul HijjahMuslims have 2 adorable occasions which are Eid Ul Adhaon the 10th day of it, and Hajj that is performed in thisgreat month.The first one who introduced this Hijri calendar is OmarIbn el Khattab (He is one of our Prophet followers).What is the secret behind this name?These months are called Hijri months as it began with theHijrah which is the migration of our beloved ProphetMuhammed (SAW) from Mecca to Madinah.Islamic months and their importance:As we know, all Muslims’ occasions are related to the Hijrimonths as Ramadan. Eid Ul Fitr, Eid Ul Adha, and Isra’wal Mi’raj which is the night of journey and ascension.It is better to use Hijri months but actually most Muslimsrefer to the Christian calendar for most dates and consultthe Hijri one only for religious occasions.
Some meanings and blessings of Hijri months:
Muharram is an Arabic word which means “forbidden”.Fighting in this Month is Forbidden.
Also, an Arabic word which means “whistling of the wind”as when this Month was named it was a windy time (wehave to say that months are shifted nearly 11 days everythe year which means it is not necessary to be windy at thetime of Safar).
3. Rabi al Awwal:
The word Rabi means spring, so Rabi Al Awwal means“first month of Spring”.
4. Rabi al Thani:
It is the second month of Spring.
5. Jumada Al Awwal:
Jumada means “Dry”, so, Jumada Al Awwal means “thethe first month of Summer”.
6. Jumada Al Thani:
It is the second month of Summer.
Comes from the Arabic word Rajaba which means “torespect”. This Month is one of the months when fighting isforbidden.
It is derived from the Arabic word “Shu’ba” which means abranch, as Arabs used to branch out in this Month in orderto look for water.
Derived from the Arabic word “Ramadha” which means“extreme heat.”As we knew before, it is the month of fasting.10. Shawwal:From “Shala” it means “when the female camel getspregnant at this time”.The first day of this month is Eid Ul Fitr when all of oursins will be forgiven as a reward from Allah due to fastingRamadan.
11. Dhul Qi’dah:
Comes from Qa’da which means to sit.The third month when Allah Almighty has forbiddenfighting.