Dhu al-Hijjah is the last and twelfth month of Islamic calendar. This month is also a very auspicious and sacred like other 11 month of Islam. Dhu al-Hijjah means Possessor of the Pilgrimage. Because Hajj takes place on this month which is the biggest and most important pilgrimage of Muslim.
- 1 When is the Dhu al-Hijjah in2014?
- 2 Why Dhu al-Hijjah is Important?
- 3 How Dhu al-Hijjah is observed?
- 4 Special Dates of Dhu al-Hijjah
- 5 Summary
When is the Dhu al-Hijjah in2014?
Dhu al-Hijjah will be observed on Friday, 26th September in 2014. Dhu al-Hijjah month will be started on Friday, 26th September and it will end on Friday, 24th October in 2014.
Why Dhu al-Hijjah is Important?
Dhu al-Hijjah is mostly important because most important Islamic events Hajj takes place on this month which is also called the day of Arafa. Dhu al-Hijjah is also important especially for another important Islamic event that is Eid-ul-Adha, 2nd biggest festival of Muslim community which is occurred on this month.
How Dhu al-Hijjah is observed?
Dhu al-Hijjah is observed by observing two important event of this month. Muslims of the world who are capable physically and financially goes to the Holy Mecca to observe Hajj. There are specific rules and ritual in Hajj and Muslims observing Hajj are obliged to follow that.
Muslim community also celebrates Eid-ul-Adha 2nd biggest festival of Muslim on this Dhu al-Hijjah month. Though it is also a ritual of Hajj to observe Eid-ul-Adha by sacrificing animal during Hajj but other Muslims who are not observing Hajj also observe Eid-ul-Adha who can afford to buy animal. Every Muslim goes to the mosque on this day for Eid prayer and after completeing Eid prayer they sacrifice animal and observe Eid-ul-Adha.
Special Dates of Dhu al-Hijjah
1 Dhu al-Hijjah
1 Dhu al-Hijjah is the birth anniversary of Mohammad al-Hashimi and marriage anniversary of last Caliph Ali and Fatima, daughter of Holy Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W).
7 Dhu al-Hijjah
7 Dhu al-Hijjah is the death day of Muhammad Baqir, the 5th Imam of Islam.
8 Dhu al-Hijjah
On 8 Dhu al-Hijjah Imam Husayn ibn Ali, grandson of Holy Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W) was started his journey from Mecca to Karbala.
9 Dhu al-Hijjah
9th day of Dhu al-Hijjah is considered as the Day of Arafa. 9 Dhu al-Hijjah also the day on which Muslim ibn Aqil and Hani ibn Urwah was received martyrdom in Kufa. This day is called Supererogatory fasting.
10-13 Dhu al-Hijjah
On 10-13 Dhu al-Hijjah 2nd biggest festival of Muslim Eid-ul-Adha celebrated by the Muslim community of the world.
15 Dhu al-Hijjah
15 Dhu al-Hijjah is the birth anniversary of Ali al-Niqi, tenth of the Twelver Imams and an important personality of Islam.
18 Dhu al-Hijjah
On 18 Dhu al-Hijjah event of Ghadir Khumm celebrated by Shiah Muslims.
19 Dhu al-Hijjah
On 19 day of Dhu al-Hijjah Fatimah, daughter of Holy Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W) went to the house of Ali, last Caliph of Islam after their marriage.
23 Dhu al-Hijjah
23 Dhu al-Hijjah is the day on which Meesam Tammar, an Islamic scholar and friend of last Caliph Ali & two sons of Muslim ibn Aqil was received martyrdom.
24 Dhu al-Hijjah
On 24 Dhu al-Hijjah Islamic event of al-Mubahalah also known as Eid-al-Mubahila took place. It is also the day of supplication and giving of alms with the ring by the last Caliph of Islam Ali.
25 Dhu al-Hijjah
25 Dhu al-Hijjah is the day on which Ali, cousin and son in-law of Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W) becomes the last Caliph of Islam.
26 Dhu al-Hijjah
26 Dhu al-Hijjah is the death anniversary of Umar, companion of Holy Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W) and second Caliph of Islam.
Dhu al-Hijjah is the last Islamic month. Like other 11 month of Islamic calendar Dhu al-Hijjah month is also a very important, blessed and sacred month of Islam. Every year Muslim community of the world observe this month with religious way and with proper solemnity.