Since the Hijri year is shorter, it arrives 10 days 'earlier' in relation to the Gregorian year
after each cycle.
Muslims follow a calendar based on the lunar year, which is around 10 days shorter than the solar Gregorian year
. The Islamic calendar, comprised of 12 months based on the moon cycle, is known as the Hijri (Migration) year, named after the migration of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) from Makkah to Medina.
The Islamic year has 12 months and is around 10 days shorter than the solar Gregorian year
. This is why Ramadan, and other Hijri months, begin around 10 days earlier with respect to the Gregorian year
Dubai: Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced parking will be free during the holidays marking the start of the new Hijri year on December 28, and the start of the new Gregorian year
on January 1.
"But I have still performed Haj 25 times in 25 Gregorian years
because I was lucky enough to get two pilgrimages in 1996." That year, Dhul Hijjah - the Islamic calendar month in which the journey is undertaken - came twice in 1996: January and December.
Article 140, Paragraph 1 Before: The president of the Republic shall be elected for four Gregorian years
starting on the day following the expiry of his predecessor's term, and cannot be reelected except for only one time.