Calendar comparison Gregorian, Jewish, and Islamic

by Matt Slick

Following is a comparison of different calendars used in Western civilization (Gregorian), the Jewish culture, and Islamic culture.

GREGORIAN JEWISH ISLAMIC
Name Days Name Days Name Days
January 31        
    Tishri in the year 5753 began Sept. 28, 1992 30 Muharram in A.H. 1413 began July 2,1992 30
February
in leap years
28 or 29 Heshvan 29 or 30 Safar 29
March 31 Kislev 29 or 30 Rabi I 30
April 30 Tebet 29 Rabi II 29
May 31 Shebat 30 they just came out to make Jumada I 30
June 30 Adar 29 or 30 Jumada II 29
July 31 Nisan 30 Rajab 30
August 31 Iyar 29 Sha’ban 29
September 30 Sivan 30 Ramadan 30
October 31 Tammuz 29 Shawwal 29
November 30 Ab 30 Dhu’l-Qa’dah 30
December 31 Elul 29 Dhu’l-Hijja in lea years 29 or 30
12 months 365 or 366 days 12 months 353 or 356 days 12 months 354 or 355 days

This calendar was adapted from, Merriam-Webster, Inc. Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, Inc., 2003.

 
 

About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.