The Islamic Calendar: All You Need to Know About the Hijri Calendar

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Many in the West are so used to the Gregorian calendar, that they don’t even stop to consider how many other calendars there are in the world. In fact, according to a recent estimate, there are as many as 40 calendars in use today! One of the most important ones is the Hijri calendar used […]

Rabi Al-Awwal: Why is This Month Important to Muslims?

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We’re all used to the Gregorian calendar that runs from January to December, but it’s by no means the only calendar in the world. The Islamic calendar is another popular one, with well-known months like Dhul Hijjah and Ramadan peppered throughout the year, and Rabi Al-Awwal is another key month all Muslims should know. What […]

The Difference Between Umrah and Hajj

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Hajj and Umrah are two significant religious pilgrimages in Islam that are often spoken of together, but they are quite distinct from each other in terms of their rituals, requirements, and significance. Put simply, Umrah is a short pilgrimage that you can do at any time, whereas Hajj takes longer, involves more rituals, and can […]