Jumada al-Thani

Jumada al-Thani (Arabic: جُمَادَىٰ ٱلثَّانِي‎, romanizedJumādā ath-Thānī, lit.'The second Jumada') also known as Jumada al-Akhirah (Arabic: جُمَادَىٰ ٱلْآخِرَة‎, romanized: Jumādā al-ʾĀkhirah, lit.'The final Jumada'), Jumada al-Akhir (Arabic: جُمَادَىٰ ٱلْآخِر‎, romanized: Jumādā al-ʾĀkhir), or Jumada II is the sixth month in the Islamic Calendar. The word Jumda (Arabic: جمد‎), from which the name of the month is derived, is used to denote dry parched land, a land devoid of rain, and hence denote the dry months.[citation needed] Jumādā (Arabic: جُمَادَىٰ‎) may also be related to a verb meaning "to freeze" and another account relates that water would freeze during this time of year.

In Turkish, used in the Ottoman Empire times and context, it was Jèmāzìyyu-'l-ākhir,[1] or G̃emazi-yèl-Aher.[2] Its Turkish abbreviation was jìm',[1] and its Latin abbreviation was Djem. II.[3] This is also spelled Cümadelahir[4] or (cümâd-el-âhire).[citation needed] The modern Turkish spellings are Cemaziyelahir and Cemaziyelsani.


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 solar year, Jumada al-Thani migrates throughout the seasons. The estimated start and end dates for Jumada al-Thani are as follows (based on the Umm Al-Qura calendar of Saudi Arabia[5]):

Jumada al-Thani dates between 2018 and 2023
AH First day (CE/AD) Last day (CE/AD)
1439 17 February 2018 17 March 2018
1440 06 February 2019 07 March 2019
1441 26 January 2020 24 February 2020
1442 14 January 2021 12 February 2021
1443 04 January 2022 01 February 2022
1444 25 December 2022 22 January 2023

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  1. ^ a b Redhouse, J.W. (1880). REDHOUSE'S TURKISH DICTIONARY. p. 513.
  2. ^ Youssof, R. (1890). Dictionnaire portatif turc-français de la langue usuelle en caractères latins et turcs. Constantinople. p. 177. - Alternate link at the National Library of France
  3. ^ Young, George (1905). Corps de droit ottoman; recueil des codes, lois, règlements, ordonnances et actes les plus importants du droit intérieur, et d'études sur le droit coutumier de l'Empire ottoman (in French). 1. Clarendon Press. p. 86.. Young states "Djem. II 1281" is equivalent to "November 1864", which means he is referring to Cümadelahir a.k.a. Jumada al-Thani.
  4. ^ Akiba, Jun. "From Kadı to Naib: Reorganization of the Ottoman Sharia Judiciary in the Tanzimat Period". In Imer, Colin; Keiko Kiyotaki (eds.). Frontiers of Ottoman Studies. 1. London/New York: I.B. Tauris. p. 43. ISBN 9781850436317. - CITED: p. 59 // Akiba states "Cümadelahir 1281" is equivalent to "November 1864", which means he is referring to Cümadelahir a.k.a. Jumada al-Thani.
  5. ^ Umm Al-Qura calendar of Saudi Arabia

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