Muharram 2022 Date (Day of Ashura): Islamic New Year

muharram 2022 date

The first day of Muharram in 2022, may fall on July 30 in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India, according to the Islamic calendar. The Arabic New Year of 2022 is anticipated to begin on July 29 in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Kuwait, Oman, Muscat, and other gulf nations.

The month of Muharram (Muharram 2022):


For the year 2022, Muharram begins on Friday, July 29th in the evening and finishes at dusk on Sunday, August 28th. Islamic festivals and holidays always start at dusk and finish at dusk on the day or days that follow.

The first month in the Islamic calendar is called Muharram. Many Muslims view the first day of Muharram as the beginning of the Islamic New Year. Government and corporate offices will be open on this day depending on the day since it is not a public holiday. Ashura is observed as a day of fasting and introspection on the tenth day of Muharram.

Muharram 2022 date/ day of Ashura

Day of Ashura


Muharram is one of the four holy months of the year, and no fighting is allowed during this time. It is regarded as the second holiest month after Ramadan. The tenth day of Muharram is when Ashura takes place. The day of Ashura in 2022 may fall on 8-9 August.

Why is it called Ashura? Meaning of Ashura.


ʿĀshūrāʾ ʿĀshūrāʾ is derived from the Arabic word for the number ten. The word Muḥarram itself derives from the Arabic root ḥ-r-m, one of whose meanings is “forbidden” (ḥarām).

Are Ashura and Muharram public holidays?


Ashura/Muharram is a holiday. The majority of businesses and schools are closed because it is a public holiday.

Muharram 2022 celebration


The occasion is incredibly solemn. In sacred places, people spend the majority of the day praying. Additionally, they visit with relatives and friends and exchange sweets and talk. The fact that this is a period of fasting and grief, with many preferring to fast for a number of days around Muharram, prevents there from being any pomp and circumstance.

What do People do Muharram?


The first month in the Islamic calendar is called Muharram. The 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th days of the month are when some Muslims fast throughout the day. Additionally, they could go to particular prayer services held in mosques or homes.

Different Muslim communities observe this occasion in different ways. Muharram is regarded by some Muslims as a month of mourning that honors the Battle of Karbala. Although Muharram is predominantly an Islamic holiday, those of other faiths are welcome to participate in or observe Muharram celebrations in India.



The tenth day of Muharram is observed by Muslims both Sunni and Shia in India and around the world. Muharram is often regarded as a month of mourning among Shia Muslims. On this day in Muharram, 680 CE, Imam Hussain passed away and bloodshed erupted at Karbala. The Prophet Muhammad’s grandson is Imam Hussain. On the 10th of Muharram, which also happened to be the day an Egyptian pharaoh and his warriors perished in the Red Sea later in time, Muslims believe that God created Adam and Eve.

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