The Importance of Hijri Calendar in Worship

15 July by Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil Ar-Rabani


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The Hijri new year is approaching insha’Allah. It is the end of this year. In terms of the Hijri calendar, Wednesday will be the beginning of the new year. One year passed. These are the blessed years.

Days, months and years, everything people do is in Hand of Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla. It is for them to know the calculations. Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla says, “لِتَعْلَمُوا عَدَدَ السِّنِينَ وَالْحِسَابَ”, “Lita`lamū `Adada As-Sinīna Wa Al-Ĥisāb”, “That you may know the number of years and the count [of time].” (Qur’an 10:05). Ṣadaqa Llāhu l-‘Aẓīm. For our life in this world, Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla created these days, months and years in order to measure everything, to evaluate how time is passing. Everything is His ﷻ creation. Day and night, months and years are things He ﷻ created.

Allah ﷻ gave specialty to some things. Their specialty is that there are the times of worship in them. People calculate their times of worship according to these months. They act accordingly. It is done according to the lunar calculation. The Wajib and Fard in the religion of Islam are adjusted according to it.

If you do outside that, there is no benefit. You miss an important thing, you miss the Fard and you strive in vain. If you don’t fast in Ramadan but fast in January, you lose the virtue of the Fard then. And you commit a sin when you don’t fast in Ramadan. If you fast in winter to make it easier, saying the days are shorter, you commit a sin. It is same with the matter of Hajj. It is done according to the lunar Hijri calendar. It is once a year on a single day. When you miss that day, your Hajj is invalid.

These days are appointed by Allah ‘Azza wa-Jalla. The Mawlid of our Holy Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam is on the 12th of Rabi ul-Awwal. When you celebrate it on the 20th of April, it has no benefit. Of course you should honor our Holy Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam every day. However, if you, according to your own mind, don’t celebrate on the 12th of Rabi ul-Awwal but celebrate it on the 20th of April, then you make Bid’ah and lose its virtue.

There are many things that we should calculate and not miss in terms of worship in this year, the Hijri year. Therefore, we should not be deceived by shaytan. Many people don’t even know when the Hijri year starts. When do they know? Never. Many people don’t know. But everyone gets prepared for the other new year thinking, “We should do this and that. We should commit a sin and do all kinds of things”. Shukr to Allah ﷻ, there is not such a thing in the Hijri new year.

The Hijri new year is the year given by Allah ﷻ as a gift to Muslims. Therefore, they must calculate things to be done according to it; if they can go to Hajj this year, when Ramadan is, when the Day of A’shura is. Everything has a different virtue. Missing them is a loss for people. May Allah ﷻ give us years with goodness insha’Allah. May they be of Barakah insha’Allah.

Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.


Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani

15 July 2023/ 27 Dhu l-Hijjah 1444

Akbaba Dergah, Istanbul

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