Today's Date in Hijri Calendar

Welcome to our website, the ultimate destination for converting dates from the Gregorian calendar into the Islamic calendar, also known as the Hijri calendar. If you're looking to find the Hijri date corresponding to a specific day in the Gregorian calendar, such as today's date in the Hijri calendar, you've come to the right place. Our mission is to provide you with a seamless and accurate date conversion experience, enabling you to explore and embrace the rich tradition of the Islamic calendar in the year 2023 and beyond.

With the Islamic calendar being a lunar calendar, it follows the cycles of the moon and differs from the Gregorian calendar, which is based on the solar year. The Hijri calendar consists of 12 months, with each month lasting approximately 29 or 30 days. This results in a total of 354 or 355 days in a year, making it shorter than the Gregorian calendar. By using our conversion tool, you can effortlessly navigate the complexities of date conversion and discover the equivalent Islamic date for today's date or any other date you need.

Our website not only provides the Islamic date for today but also offers the flexibility to convert dates across a wide range of years. Whether you are exploring historical events or planning for future engagements, our conversion tool can accurately determine the corresponding Hijri date. From commemorating significant Islamic events to personal milestones, our platform ensures that you stay connected to the Islamic calendar and its cultural significance.

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Today in Global Islamic Calendar

Crescent Moon Visibility Map for

Map of crescent moon visibilty around sunset on the beginning of islamic months.

Crescent moon visibility maps for other islamic hijri months can be accessed via our HilalMap page.

You can convert between Christian Era/Gregorian calendar date and Islamic (Hijri) date using our islamic calendar converter.

Note about Global Islamic Calendar

The global islamic calender is calculated based on global crescent moon sighting probability in the beginning of each islamic months. It is based on the general direction given by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to begin and end islamic months by sighting the crescent moon (hilal). Since the direction was addressed to the whole ummah, then a sighting of the crescent moon in one location, any where on earth, within one particular day, is sufficient to start the new islamic month.

Following this general direction is the only way in formulating a global islamic calendar that can unite the whole muslim populations around the world. Following local moonsighting, on the other hand, will never unite the whole muslim ummah, since there will always be regions where the crescent moon will not be visible on the day it will be visible in other regions.

Technically, the global sighting probability of the crescent moon on particular day is calculated based on the works by scientists and astronomers that studied and collected reliable crescent moon sighting reports from around the world, such as Yallop (1997) and Odeh (2006). The calculations can be visualised as crescent moon visibility maps that show which regions or countries on earth that can see the new crescent moon on particular evening (such as those displayed above). The HilalMap service in this website is dedicated in generating and displaying such crescent moon visibility maps that are useful in determining the beginning of islamic months.

The global islamic calendar dates displayed in this website is based on the following simple rule:

This rule ensures that the calculated beginnings of the islamic month is always accompanied by positive hilal or crescent moon sighting reports from some muslims around the world on the preceding evening of the respective months.