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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.

Hijri Year

When Will Be New Hijri Year 1439?

The Hijri New Year is the day that marks the beginning of a new Islamic calendar year. This first day of the year is the first day of Muharram. The Hijri calendar starts in the year 622 AD with the emigration of Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina, known as the Hijra. In fact, Muslim use this …

Who was the First to Invent the Islamic Calendar?

Who was the First to Invent the Islamic Calendar?

Since the Islamic calendar is lunar, its year is 10 or 11 days shorter than the Gregorian year. This means that Muslim months fall in different seasons. For example, Ramadan and Hajj can fall in the summer as well as in the winter.

Dhul-Hijjah

When Is Eid Al-Adha & Dhul-Hijjah 1438?

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 …

Solar Eclipse

Watch Live 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Crosses Americas

As we recognize that everything in the universe is the Lord’s creation. The Qur’an encourages people to look around them, observe and reflect on the beauties and wonders of the cosmos – as signs of Allah’s majesty. “Allah is He, who created the sun, the moon, and the stars — (all) governed by laws under His …

Does the Eclipse Affect the Fetus

Does Eclipse Affect Fetus?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Whether the child will be born disabled, there is nothing stated in the Islamic sources. 2- If there is …

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipses: More Than Just a Spectacle

Ancients from nearly every civilization interpreted it as the act of evil deities and spirits. They thought of it as an indicator of war, famine, drought, and every bad fate.

When Will You Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr?

When Will You Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr?

The holy month of Ramadan is sadly nearing its end. According to astronomical calculations, Ramadan 1438 will only be 29 days long. Eid al-Fitr, or the ‘small feast’, is celebrated by Muslims on the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Hijri calendar, which follows Ramadan. The Islamic Hijri calendar is a lunar …

Sun & Moon Join on Day of Judgment

Sun & Moon Join on Day of Judgment

For Muslims, the Day of Judgment is an inevitable reality. Everything comes to an end, even celestial bodies. Many of the events taking place on the Day of Judgment are mentioned throughout the Qur’an. Modern science has provided explanations for many Qur’anic verses relating, for example, to plate tectonics, embryology, and the expansion of the …



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