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Dhu'l-Qi'dah, Dhu'l-Qa'dah, or alternatively Zulqida (Arabic: ذو القعدة‎, also transliterated Ḏū l-Qaʿdah, IPA: [ðʊlˈqɑʕda]) is the eleventh month in the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months in Islam during which warfare is prohibited, hence the name "Master of Truce".



The most correct and most traditionally widespread transliteration of the month according to the thirteenth century Syrian jurist al-Nawawi is Dhu'l Qa'dah. Al-Nawawi also mentions that a smaller group of linguists allow the transliteration Dhu'l-Qi'dah, however.[1] In modern times, it is most commonly referred to as Dhu'l Qi'dah although this is neither linguistically nor historically the strongest position.


The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, and months begin when the first crescent of a new moon is sighted. Since the Islamic lunar calendar year is 11 to 12 days shorter than the tropical year, Dhu'l-Qi'dah migrates throughout the seasons. The estimated start and end dates for Dhu'l-Qi'dah, based on the Umm al-Qura calendar of Saudi Arabia, are:[2]

AH First day (CE / AD) Last day (CE / AD)
1437 04 August 2016 01 September 2016
1438 24 July 2017 22 August 2017
1439 14 July 2018 11 August 2018
1440 04 July 2019 01 August 2019
1441 22 June 2020 21 July 2020
1442 11 June 2021 10 July 2021
Dhu'l-Qi'dah dates between 2016 and 2021

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  1. ^ Sharh Sahih Muslim, Kitab al Qisama wal Muharibeen wal Qisas wal Diyyaat, باب تغليظ تحريم الدماء والأعراض والأموال
  2. ^ Umm al-Qura calendar of Saudi Arabia

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