Each year, more than 1.6 billion Muslims all over the world await the announcement of the first day of the holiest month of Ramadan.
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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.
Dhul-Hijjah is the 12th and final month in the Hijri Calendar. It is a very sacred month for Muslims as Hajj pilgrimage and Al-Adha feast occur during it. Muslims perform hajj on the 8th, 9th and 10th of this month. Day of Arafah takes place on the 9th of the month. Eid Al-Adha, the “Festival …
The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) of the new Hijri month of Shaaban will occur on Friday the 6th of May 2016 at 19:29 UTC.
The first day of the New Hijri Year is observed on the first day of the Muharram, the first month in the Hijri calendar. The next Hijri year on the Islamic calendar will be number 1438, since the first one occurred in 622 AD when Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) immigrated from Makkah to Medina, known as …
Rajab is the seventh month of the Islamic calendar. The lexical definition of Rajaba is “to respect”, of which Rajab is a derivative.
Jumada Al-Thani, Jumada Al-Akhir, or Jumada al-Akhira is the 6th month in the Islamic Hijri Calendar. The origin of the word Jumda, from which the name of the month is derived, is used to denote dry parched land: land devoid of rain, and hence denote the dry months.
Muslims all over the world and in the 66 Muslim countries and occupied nations are now celebrating their holiest and dearest guest of the year, the holy month of Ramadan, the month of favorable deeds and auspicious blessings.