Rabiʽ al-Thani

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Rabi'I       Rabi'II (رَبِيع ٱلثَّانِي)       Jumada'I
Ibn Arabi, a muslim scholar, died in this month
Month number: 4
Number of days: 29-30 (depends on
actual observation
of the moon's crescent)
Significant day(s): Birth of Hasan al-Askari,
Death of ibn Arabi

Rabiʽ al-Thani (Arabic: رَبِيع ٱلثَّانِي‎, Rabīʿ ath-Thānī) also known as Rabiʽ al-Akhir (رَبِيع ٱلْآخِر, Rabīʿ al-ʾĀkhir), is the fourth month in the Islamic calendar.

In the Ottoman Empire days, the name of this month in Ottoman Turkish was Rèbi' ul-aher, with the Turkish abbreviation ,[1] or Reb.-ul-Akh. in western European languages.[2] In modern Turkish it is Rebiülahir or Rebiülsani.


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, Rabī' al-Thānī migrates throughout the seasons. The estimated start and end dates for Rabī' al-Thānī are as follows (based on the Umm al-Qura calendar of Saudi Arabia[3]):

Rabī' al-Thānī dates between 2017 and 2022
AH First day (CE/AD) Last day (CE/AD)
1439 19 December 2017 17 January 2018
1440 08 December 2018 06 January 2019
1441 28 November 2019 26 December 2019
1442 16 November 2020 15 December 2020
1443 06 November 2021 04 December 2021
1444 26 October 2022 24 November 2022

Islamic eventsEdit


  1. ^ Youssof, R. (1890). Dictionnaire portatif turc-français de la langue usuelle en caractères latins et turcs. Constantinople. p. 479.
  2. ^ 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. xiv.
  3. ^ Umm al-Qura calendar of Saudi Arabia
  4. ^ "Sheikh Muhyiddin Ibn Al-Arabi (RA) - URS 22 Rabi al-Thani". LoveMeditation-Naqshbandi | Maida Vale Naqshbandi Rabbani Group | Islamic History | Sufi Events | Sufi Saints History. 29 January 2016.

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