When does the new Islamic year begin?
In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
May Allah bless Muhammad and his Family and damn their enemies.
The Islamic Hijri calendar began by the command of the Prophet upon his Hijra’ (migration) from Makkah to Madinah, which took place in the month of Rabi’ Al-Awwal. Therefore, the month of Rabi’ Al-Awwal marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar.
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