Rabi' al-Thani

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Rabī’ al-Thānī (Arabic: ربيع الثاني‎‎, also transliterated Rabīʿ al-Ṯānī, IPA: [raˈbiːʕ æθˈθæːniː]) is the fourth month in the Islamic calendar. It is also known as Rabī` al-Ākhir (ربيع الآخر, also transliterated Rabīʿ al-ʾĀḫir/rabīʻ al-āḵir, IPA: [raˈbiːʕ ˈʔæːxɪr]).


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[1]):

AH First day (CE / AD) Last day (CE / AD)
1437 11 January 2016 09 February 2016
1438 30 December 2016 28 January 2017
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
Rabī' al-Thānī dates between 2016 and 2020

Islamic Events[edit]

  • 08 or 10 Rabī' al-Thānī, birth of Twelver Imam, Hasan al-Askari
  • 10 or 12 Rabī’ al-Thānī, death of Fātimah bint Mūsā
  • 11 of Rabī’ al-Thānī, death of Abdul-Qadir Gilani, the Sufi sheikh who is believed to be the "saint of saints"
  • 15 of Rabi' al-Thani, death of Habib Abu Bakr al-Haddad
  • 27 of Rabi' al-Thani, death of Mujadid Alf Thani (Shaykh Ahmed Sirhindi)
  • 28 or 29 of Rabī’ al-Thānī, death of ibn Arabi, the great philosopher from Spain who died and rests in Damascus, Syria.[2]


In Islamic eschatology:

  • Abu Hurairah said that the Prophet said:

    There will be an Ayah (sign) in (the month of) Ramadan. Then, there will 'isabah (splitting into groups) in Shawwal. Then, there will be fighting in (the month of) Dhu al-Qi'dah. Then, the pilgrim will be robbed in (the month of) Dhu al-Hijjah. Then, the prohibitions will be violated in (the month of) al-Muharram. Then, there will be sound in (the month of) Safar, then the tribes will conflict with each other in the two months of Rabi' al-awwal & Rabi' al-thani. Then, the most amazing thing will happen between (the months of) Jumada and Rajab. Then, a well-fed she-camel will be better than a fortress (castle) sheltering a thousand (people).[3]


  1. ^ Umm al-Qura calendar of Saudi Arabia
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ Al-Haakim, Naim ibn Hammad, Kitab Al-Fitan

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