Jumada Al Awwal also known as Jumada al-Ula is the fifth month month of the Islamic calendar and it is the month which comes after Rabi Al Thani. Jumada Al Awwal 2022 starts from 24 November to 23 December 2022. The origin of the name is theorized by some as from the word jamād ( جماد) meaning "arid, dry, or rainless" - denoting the dry and parched land, hence the dry months. Jumādā (جُمَادَىٰ) may also be related to a verb meaning "to freeze" and another account relates that water would freeze during this time of year. The name Jumādā al-Ūlā may possibly mean "to take charge with, commend, entrust, commit or care during the arid or cold month".
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