Al-Qur`an al-Majeed


The first month of the Islamic calendar, Moharram al-Haraam, is now upon us – due to begin on 2nd October. Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar one it is generally 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar which in turn leads to the start of the Islamic year varying by that many days each year. The Dawoodi Bohras follow the Misri calendar, which is tabular and therefore does not depend on visual moon sightings allowing dates to be set in advance.