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Understanding The Islamic Calendar by Lukgaf(m): 12:58pm On Feb 18
Many Muslims know nothing about the Islamic Calendars and their countings. This thread provides a summary.


The Islamic calendar is based on a lunar year of 12 full lunars (monthly) cycles, taking 354 days. Each new year in the Islamic calendar thus falls 10 or 11 days earlier according to the 364 day solar calendar. The 12 months of the Islamic year are:



1. Muharram

2. Safar

3. Rabi’ al-Awwal (Rabi’ 1)

4. Rabi’ al-Thani (Rabi 2)

5. Jumada al-Ula (Jumada I)

6. Jumada al-Akhirah (Jumada II)

7. Rajab

8. Sha’ban

9. Ramadan

10. Shawwal

11. Dhu al-Qa’dah

12. Dhi al-Hijjah

The first day of Year One of the Islamic calendar was set as the first day of the Hijrah, the Prophet’s migration from Makkah to Madinah on July 26, 622 C.E. The western convention in designating Islamic dates is thus by the abbreviation AH, which stands for the Latin Anno Hegirae, or ‘Year of the Hijrah’.

CONVERSION

To roughly convert an Islamic calendar year (AH) into a Gregorian equivalent (A.D./C.E.), or vice versa, use one of the following equations.
AD = 622 + (32/33 x AH)
AH = 33/32 x (AD – 622)

https://catstevens.com/think/spiritual-domain/understanding-the-islamic-calendar/

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Re: Understanding The Islamic Calendar by Kherdija(f): 8:22am On Feb 19
Masha Allah

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Re: Understanding The Islamic Calendar by sunshineV: 10:14am On Feb 19
so basically, christians are going to hell according to the holy quran, muslims are going to hell according to the bible and both are going to hell according to buddhism...las las everything na scam

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Re: Understanding The Islamic Calendar by true2god: 10:20am On Feb 19
Understanding the Arabian Calendar, the Gregorian calendar, the Mayan calender, the Chinese calendar, the Japanese calendar, the Jewish calendar, etc. Each people and culture has their own 'calendar' system. The so-called Islamic calendar is nothing but Arabian calendar system after their great hero, Mohammed Ibn Abdullah.
Re: Understanding The Islamic Calendar by Badonasty(m): 10:38am On Feb 19
very informative...jazzakukahi

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Re: Understanding The Islamic Calendar by Otunbaigwe(m): 10:46am On Feb 19
May Allah bless all muslims in the world and may He continue to guide our paths

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Re: Understanding The Islamic Calendar by ANTIlSLAM(m): 11:07am On Feb 19
Still Of NO Use In Nigeria And 95% Nations Of The World

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Re: Understanding The Islamic Calendar by RightChannel: 11:14am On Feb 19
The Islamic calendar is the official calendar in countries around the Gulf, especially Saudi Arabia. But other Muslim countries use the Gregorian calendar for civil purposes...

WHAT A USELESS CALENDAR

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Re: Understanding The Islamic Calendar by dominique(f): 12:01pm On Feb 19
@Lukgaf
Kindly explain the conversation using this year's calendar
Re: Understanding The Islamic Calendar by sorextee(m): 12:26pm On Feb 19
I'm a Christian, but I like learning things like this. Thank you very much.
Re: Understanding The Islamic Calendar by Xmuslim: 12:33pm On Feb 19
true2god:
Understanding the Arabian Calendar, the Gregorian calendar, the Mayan calender, the Chinese calendar, the Japanese calendar, the Jewish calendar, etc. Each people and culture has their own 'calendar' system. The so-called Islamic calendar is nothing but Arabian calendar system after their great hero, Mohammed Ibn Abdullah.
you are right.

All the months (mú haram, safar...) were named before Muhammad was born. It's Arabic calendar adopted by Muhammad.

Many things were adopted by Muhammad from the Arab culture. Example is cutting the hands of the thief but many Muslims are unaware of this fact because they don't study history
Re: Understanding The Islamic Calendar by acesboy(m): 12:33pm On Feb 19
acesboy:
as Salam aleykum
Kherdija:
Masha Allah
as Salam aleykum
Re: Understanding The Islamic Calendar by merits(m): 12:44pm On Feb 19
Lukgaf:
Many Muslims know nothing about the Islamic Calendars and their countings. This thread provides a summary.




https://catstevens.com/think/spiritual-domain/understanding-the-islamic-calendar/

Re: Understanding The Islamic Calendar by sorextee(m): 1:04pm On Feb 19
How do we convert year 2021 to hijri and vice versa. I used this formula and I got 2020(approximated)

Year Gregorian ≈ Year Hijri × 0.97 + 622

Year Hijri ≈ (Year Gregorian– 622) × 1.03

Help me out Pls.
Re: Understanding The Islamic Calendar by olawonder(m): 2:46pm On Feb 19
Anytime Islam/Muslims affairs are posted, haters and Christian kafirs get reflexes on the fingers to types rubbish and display their mumuness undecided why can’t u get it into your dullard brains that Islam is here forever, and that more ppl are going to become Muslims regardless of hatred and biases?

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Re: Understanding The Islamic Calendar by WantsandMore: 3:19pm On Feb 19
sunshineV:
so basically, christians are going to hell according to the holy quran, muslims are going to hell according to the bible and both are going to hell according to buddhism...las las everything na scam
Can you reference your opinion?
Re: Understanding The Islamic Calendar by Kherdija(f): 6:11pm On Feb 19
acesboy:
as Salam aleykum

Wa’alaikumsalam warahmatullah
Re: Understanding The Islamic Calendar by acesboy(m): 9:09am On Feb 20
Kherdija:


Wa’alaikumsalam warahmatullah
my name is Jibrin Musa. I'm an indigene of kogi state. A civil engineering graduate, I worked with federal agency. Kherdija may I please know you ���

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