Category Archives: Calendar-Hijri-Learning

Hijri Calendars, the Four Caliphs, The Wives of the Prophet

I’ve got a mixture of new printables that I haven’t added to the main sites yet, but thought I would get them uploaded to my online storage (paranoid of another computer crash and these have been sitting around for some weeks)

Hijri Calendars

This set of calendars makes it possible for you to print out any Islamic month calendar, regardless of what day any month starts on. Each of the 12 months has 7 calendars (each one starting on a different day of the week)

The Four Caliphs – little form for recording information as student learns about th em.

Wives of the Prophet Recording Sheet – little form for recording information as students learn about them.

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Posted by on August 27, 2011 in Calendar-Hijri-Learning, Islamic Studies: Notes/Notebooking


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Daily Calendar Review

For my middle children who have had exposure to calendar concepts, I put together a little weekly schedule for reviewing calendar concepts. It alternates between the Hijri and Gregorian calendars. It provides a quick little way to regularly review both calendars. (updated link 11/25/2012)

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Posted by on March 7, 2011 in Calendar-Hijri-Learning, Math: Calendars/Time


Islamic Months Graphics

UPDATE: There was a typo for the months of Jumaadaa I and II, I inadvertently used a khaa instead of jeem.

The Hijri months graphics posted yesterday came be downloaded in PDF form here (with corrections made).

Sorry for the inconvenience.


Posted by on November 4, 2010 in Calendar-Hijri-Learning


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Islamic Months Graphics for Hijri Wall Calendars


I finally got around to knocking these out, alhamdulillah; I have wanted to do them for some time. I pulled out my laminated homemade hijri calendar that I poster size printed a while back,(2×2):


Download Hijri/Gregorian blank wall calendar template



got my board markers (finally) to write the numbers on and  hoping to get that puppy up today, insha Allah.


These are just little thumbnail shots, if you want to download the original full sized graphics, please visit my Islamic Months Photobucket album

muharramsafarrabee al awwalrabee ath thaanijumaadaa al awwaljumaadaa ath thaanirajabshabaanramadanshawwaaldhul qa-dahdhul hijjah


Posted by on November 3, 2010 in Calendar-Hijri-Learning


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Daily Hijri Calendar Skill Building


For the present, we’ve resumed our daily Hijri calendar skill building activities.  For the past couple of weeks, I have been hand writing out the work for them to do and thought I would get together a template that they could copy from (I would print out daily but too costly).

Here’s our current skill building routine:


This week I am hoping to start more oral recitation at the beginning of their sessions by having them recite the days of the week, days of the month, and seasons in order with me. Currently one of the eight year olds and the ten year old are doing this consistently.


I made up a reference chart that they can refer to during their activity.




The chart is also included in the skill building activity.


Hijri/Gregorian blank calendar

I revamped my Hijri/Gregorian wall calendar to include the Arabic days of the week names—in Arabic. (They were previously just transliterated in English). Now, there is the English name, the Arabic name and the English transliteration of the Arabic name.

I poster print it onto four sheets, laminate it and then write the month name and year in the rectangle at the top.


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Posted by on April 15, 2010 in Calendar-Hijri-Learning


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Daily Islamic Calendar Skill Building


I’ve been wanting to come up with something for eons to help the kids learn about the Islamic calendar in basically the same manner that they learned/learn the Gregorian calendar.  Alhamdulillah, I finally sat down and hashed something out.

I’d like to print it out daily for them, but with the number of kids, that’s not likely to happen, so this is just a template for the most part.  My plan is to have them complete the activities in a little journal notebook. 

The sheet incorporates most, if not all, of the Islamic calendar skills listed below (just my own personal list).  Over at the main TJ site, I have a few printables that I am planning to use for reference to help them complete the activity;  charts that shows the Arabic month and day names, a Hijri wall calendar (here at the blog). For the charts, please see the Arabic—Vocabulary section at  A sample Hijri wall calendar can be found here at the blog:


Another idea: I printed the sheet out on 2×2 (4 sheets). The boxes are pretty large so if it is laminated, the kids can write right on it.

Islamic Studies Skills/Knowledge List: Islamic Calendar

* Knows the Islamic days of the week names and order

* Knows how to correctly write the day of the week names in Arabic

* Knows the Islamic month names and order

* Knows how to correctly write the months in Arabic

* Knows that Islamic months begin with the sighting of the crescent moon; knows the word for crescent moon is hilaal

* Knows the significance of the white days (we fast) (13th, 14th, 15th)

* and can identify them by sighting the moon

* Knows the phases of the moon and can roughly identify the time of the month by observing; especially the beginning of the month

* Knows how to count to Arabic to 30 and can write numerals to 30 in Arabic

* Understands the differences between the Gregorian and Hijri calendars (one is lunar, one is solar, whether month durations are fixed or not); that a Hijri month can have 29 or 30 days and that this is not fixed.

* Knows important events on the Islamic calendar and when they occur

o When the new year starts (though this is not celebrated)

o Yawmul Ashara

o Yawmul Arafat

o Eid ul Fitr

o Ramadan

o Eid al Adhaa

o Days of Tashreeq

o Hajj season

o Approximate date of Laylatul Qadr (when it could be)

o Know that we do not celebrate the Prophet’s birthday as there is no evidence for doing so.

o Fasting days (Mondays and Thursdays)


Can you add any more to the list?


Posted by on April 8, 2010 in Calendar-Hijri-Learning


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