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When to Celebrate New Hijri Year 1440?

HELWAN – The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) in Helwan, Egypt has announced that September 11 will be the first day of Muharram, the first Hijri month of the new Hijri year 1440. NRIAG calculated that the Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) will occur on Sunday, September 9, at 18:01 UT. However, this …

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).


Dhul-Qi'dah 1437 Starts Today: Moonsighting

Dhul-Qi’dah is the eleventh month in the Hijri Calendar. It’s one of the four sacred months in Islam during which warfare is prohibited, hence the name “Master of Truce”.

Waxing Crescent

When is Your Eid Fitr 1437?

The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) will occur on Monday the 4th of July, 2016 at 11:01 UT. The moon can be only seen with telescopes in South America and in Polynesian Islands.

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