The Islamic calendar (or Hijri calendar) is the official calendar in countries around the Gulf, especially Saudi Arabia. But other Muslim countries use the Gregorian calendar for civil purposes and only turn to the Islamic calendar for religious purposes.
It contains 12 months that are based on the motion of the moon, the names of the 12 months that comprise the Islamic year are:
Muharram, Safar, Rabi’ al-awwal (Rabi’ I), Rabi’ al-thani (Rabi’ II),Jumada al-awwal (Jumada I), Jumada al-thani (Jumada II), Rajab, Sha'ban, Ramadan, Shawwal, Dhu al-Qi'dah, Dhu al-Hijjah. (Due to different transliterations of the Arabic alphabet, other spellings of the months are possible.)
Each month starts when the lunar crescent is first seen (by a human observer’s eye) after a new moon.
Although new moons may be calculated quite precisely, the actual visibility of the crescent is much more difficult to predict. It depends on factors such as weather, the optical properties of the atmosphere, and the location of the observer. It is therefore very difficult to give accurate information in advance about when a new month will start.
Furthermore, some Muslims depend on a local sighting of the moon, whereas others depend on a sighting by authorities somewhere in the Muslim world. Both are valid Islamic practices, but they may lead to different starting days for the months.
Years are counted since the Hijra, that is, Mohammed’s emigration to Medina in AD 622. On 16 July (Julian calendar) of that year, AH 1 started (AH = Anno Hegirae = year of the Hijra).
So you can’t used an Islamic calendar in advance?
Not a reliable one. However, calendars are printed for planning purposes, but such calendars are based on estimates of the visibility of the lunar crescent, and the actual month may start a day earlier or later than predicted in the printed calendar. In this app the month can be adjusted to be 30 or 29 days for all years
Islamic Calendar Pro Features :
* Perfect Google events sync.
* Monthly, Weekly and Daily view calendar of Gregorian and Hijri.
* Support Ummalqura calendar
* Hijri month can be adjusted to be 30 or 29 days for all years
* Configurable widgets in different sizes for agenda view
* Search function
* Link calendar events to contacts
* Manage attendees and invitations
* More notification options (more ringtones, vibration)
* Birthday and National Holiday calendar
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