Currently, it is Dhul Qadah, the eleventh month of the Islamic Calendar. It is a month amongst the months of Hajj and it is also the first of the four sacred months, also known as Ash’hurul Hurum in Arabic. The literal meaning of Qadah means to rest. The Arabs used to stop fighting during this month and stayed at home, thus giving the month the name. This is the second last month of the Islamic Calendar, followed by Dhul Hijjah.
I feel that it important we know what month it is in regards to Islam. Speaking from experience, it is hard to keep track because of the difference in days it has with the Christian calendar. However, what I find helps is keeping an Islamic Calendar pinned either next to or under the more commonly used calendar.