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When was Al-Hijra / Muharram in 2009?

Al-Hijra / Muharram in 2009 started on Friday, the 18th of December (18/12/2009) and continued for 29 days until Friday, the 15th of January.

When did Al-Hijra / Muharram celebrations begin in 2009?

Note that in the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims celebrated Al-Hijra / Muharram on the sunset of Thursday, the 17th 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.

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