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Know When New Moon Safar Starts in Your Location

When will Safar 1439 take place? Safar is the second month in the Hijri Calendar. Normally, a Hijri day starts at sunset. Thus, observing the crescent of a new Hijri month occurs during the sunset. Like all the other Hijri lunar months, the month of Safar spans over 29 or 30 days; and for that reason, we conduct the …

All You Need to Know About the Islamic Calendar

All You Need to Know About the Islamic Calendar

The Islamic or Hijri calendar is based on a lunar month of 29 to 30 days, with the day starting at sunset. The new moon announces the arrival of a new month, but due to differences in the weather (rain and fog, etc.) that may prevent a clear view of the moon…

A New Year.. All Ways Lead to Forgiveness

A New Year.. 3 Ways Lead to Forgiveness

A new hijri year has just started; a great chance to start afresh and to turn over a new leaf. You may have missed some of the blessed seasons last year; perhaps you did not do well during the past Ramadan or Dhul-Hijjah 10 days. Many of us certainly feel sad about that. It is painful, indeed, …

Hijrah Event Can It Pass Unnoticed

Hijrah Event: Can It Pass Unnoticed?

We Muslims should not let any event go without understanding its wisdom and taking a lesson from it. The life of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was a celebration of utter morality and excellence in everything.

Dhul-Qidah Starts, Saudi Begins Receiving Pilgrims

JEDDAH – The Hajj 2018 season has begun, with the first flights arriving to Saudi Arabia from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Malaysia on Saturday July 14, Arab News reported. The 11th Hijri month of Dhul-Qi’dah 1439 AH started on Saturday July 14, 2018 to begin the spiritual preparation for the Hajj pilgrimage season in August …

Longest & Shortest Fasting Hours in Ramadan 2018

Longest & Shortest Fasting Hours in Ramadan 2018

MAKKAH – As the majority of Muslims observe the first day of Ramadan, many countries are set to fast with shorter hours than previous years, as Ramadan falls just before summer months this year. Annually, Hijri years arrive 11 days earlier in respect to the solar Gregorian Calendar. This yearly shift forces the holy 9th …



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