"Surely the number of months with Allah is twelve
months in Allah's book…" – Qur’an 9:36
The beginning of the lunar month is recognised by the sighting of the new moon (crescent).
From Muharram through the month of Ramadhan to Dhulhijja; observances and commemorations of Calendar events are the touchstones of Muslim life. The rituals evoke both history and theology, and engender feelings of joy, sorrow and introspection.