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The Strategic Importance of the Islamic Calendar

Khalil Abdul-Rahman

Jumada' al-Akhirah 14, 14362015-04-03

What if you knew there has been only one calendar in the entire history of the world that correctly represents how time should be counted in units of days, months, and years? What if you knew that with the exception of this calendar, every other calendar used by humanity at any time either adds or subtracts time from the calendar (a practice called intercalation), or pays tribute to false gods or some portion of Allah’s creation?


The annual controversy over the dates of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr

Crescent International

Sha'ban 19, 14282007-09-01

Later this month, Muslims all over the world will mark the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan, undoubtedly the most special time of year for all Muslims. The obligation to fast in the month of Ramadan was laid upon Muslim by a Divine commandment conveyed through Allah’s Messenger (saw) in the second year after the hijra, when the new Muslim community in Madinah was still in its early, formative period.

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