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When is Al-Hijra / Muharram in 2008?

Al-Hijra / Muharram in 2008 will start on Wednesday, the 9th of January and will continue for 29 days until Wednesday, the 6th of February.

Based on sightability in North America, in 2008 Al-Hijra / Muharram will start in North America a day later - on Thursday, the 10th of January.

Note that in the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Al-Hijra / Muharram on the sunset of Tuesday, the 8th of January.

In 2008 Al-Hijra / Muharram will occur twice! On the second occurance, it will start on Monday, the 29th of December and will continue for 29 days until Monday, the 26th of January, 2009.

As we noted before, in the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate the second occurance of Al-Hijra / Muharram on the sunset of Sunday, the 28th of December.

Although Al-Hijra / Muharram is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, since the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. This difference means Al-Hijra / Muharram moves in the Gregorian calendar approximately 11 days every year. The date of Al-Hijra / Muharram may also vary from country to country depending on whether the moon has been sighted or not.

The dates provided here are based on the dates adopted by the Fiqh Council of North America for the celebration of Al-Hijra / Muharram. Note that these dates are based on astronomical calculations to affirm each date, and not on the actual sighting of the moon with the naked eyes. This approach is accepted by many, but is still being hotly debated.

Dates of Al-Hijra / Muharram by year

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