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9 Interesting Facts About the Hijri Calendar

9 Interesting Facts About the Hijri Calendar

A new rule-based variant of the Hijri calendar has come into the foray recently, which is called the Tabular Islamic calendar.
This calendar is worked on by arithmetic rules rather than by observation or astronomical calculation. It has a 30-year cycle…

When Will Jumada Al Thani 1440 Start?

MAKKAH – The Islamic World is about to celebrate the beginning of the new Hijri month Jumada Al Thani, the sixth month of the Hijri calendar 1440. According to the National Research Institute of Astronomy & Geophysics (NRIAG) in Helwan, Egypt, the Waning (old) Crescent Moon which marks the end of Jumada Al Awwal 1440 …

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 …

Rabi-al-Awwal 1439

3rd Hijri Month: When Is Rabi-al-Awwal 2017 (1439)?

Rabi-al-Awwal is the 3rd month in the Hijri calendar. During this month, the Muslims celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The exact birthdate is unknown. However, the majority of Muslims believe it to be on the 12th of this month. Whereas a minority of Muslims believe it to be on the 17th. The Hijri calendar is …

Safar 1439

Where to Observe the New Safar 1439?

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. If the crescent sets before the sunset, this means there is no new month. If it sets after the sunset, this means the beginning …

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How Are Hijri Calendar & Hijra Related?

During the life of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) in Arabia, people distinguished years by the major events that occurred within them. For example, the year when the Hijra took place—the migration of the Prophet and his Companions from Mecca to Medinah—was named ‘the year of the permission to travel’. During Caliph Umar Ibn Al-Khattab’s fourth year, …

Lunar Calendar

Scientific Pros of Lunar Calendar

When Al-Bara’ was asked, “Was the face of the Prophet (as bright) as a sword?” he answered, “No, but (as bright) as a moon” (Bukhari).

Unified Hijri Calendar

Towards Unified Hijri Calendar

It’s over a 40-year old initiative towards a unified Islamic calendar. This global effort aims at bringing good science close to Shari’ah and practicality through making progress on convergence of Islamic observance for the start of Islamic months.



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