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Jumada al-Thani (Arabic: جمادى الثاني, also transliterated Ǧumādā aṮ-Ṯānī, IPA: [d͡ʒʊˈmæːdæ θˈθæːniː]; also pronounced Ǧamādā aṮ-Ṯānī, IPA: [d͡ʒæˈmæːdæ θˈθæːniː]) is the sixth month in the Islamic Calendar.
It is also known as Jumaada al-Akhir and Jumada al-Akhira (جمادى الآخر, also transliterated Ǧumādā al-ʾĀḫir/jumādā al-āḵir, IPA: [d͡ʒʊˈmæːdæ lˈʔæːxɪr]; also pronounced Ǧamādā alʾĀḫir/jamādā al-āḵir, IPA: [d͡ʒæˈmæːdæ lˈʔæːxɪr]).
This is the sixth month of the Islamic calendar. The origin of the word is as follows: the word Jumda, from which the name of the month is derived, is used to denote dry parched land: land devoid of rain, and hence denote the dry months.
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):
|AH||First day (CE / AD)||Last day (CE / AD)|
|1431||15 May 2010||12 June 2010|
|1432||4 May 2011||2 June 2011|
|1433||22 April 2012||21 May 2012|
|1434||11 April 2013||10 May 2013|
|1435||1 April 2014||29 April 2014|
|1436||21 March 2015||19 April 2015|
|1437||10 March 2016||7 April 2016|
|Jumada al-Thani dates between 2010 and 2016|
- 03 Jumada al-thani, death of Muhammad's daughter Fatimah in 11 AH
- 03 Jumada al-thani, death of Harun al Rashid, fifth Abbasid Caliph
- 10 Jumada al-thani, victory to Ali in the Battle of Bassorah (Jamal)
- 13 Jumada al-thani, death of Umm ul-Banin (mother of Abbas ibn Ali)
- 20 Jumada al-thani, birth of Muhammad's daughter - Fatima Zahra
- 22 Jumada al-thani, death of Caliph Abu Bakr
- In 8 AH, Dhat as-Salasil
- 25 Jumada al-thani, 564, Salah al-Din became amir of Egypt