- Jumada al-awwal
Jumada al-awwal ( _ar. جمادى الأول) is the fifth month in the
We can also find the alternative spelling Jumada al-Ula.
The origin of the word is as follows: the word Jumda, from which the name of the month is derived, is used to denote dry parched land: land devoid of rain, and hence denote the dry months
Islamic calendaris a lunar calendar, and months begin when the first crescent of a new moonis sighted. Since the Islamic lunar calendar year is 11 to 12 days shorter than the solar year, Jumada al-Awwal migrates throughout the seasons. The estimated start and end dates for Jumada al-Awwal are as follows (all future dates are estimates):
* 1426 AH – First day:
June 8, 2005; last day: July 7, 2005
* 1427 AH – First day:
May 29, 2006; last day: June 27, 2006
* 1428 AH – First day:
May 18, 2007; last day: June 16, 2007
* 1429 AH – First day:
May 7, 2008; last day: June 5, 2008
* On 15 Jumada al-awwal, the fourth
ShiaImam, Ali ibn Husayn(Zayn al-Abideen) was born.
* [http://www.phys.uu.nl/~vgent/islam/islam_tabcal.htm Islamic-Western Calendar Converter (Based on the Arithmetical or Tabular Calendar)]
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