Those people who would like to have a copy will be able to download it for totally free from the web page of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Routines Department.
For the initial time in Dubai, the Islamic affairs division will be launching an electronic Hijri calendar and it will be out there to all on Thursday, August 20, the initial day of year 1442.
All those who wish to have a copy will be capable to down load it for no cost from the web site of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Pursuits Office (IACAD) and its social media platforms.
The authority made use of to print challenging copies of the calendar, which the general public could get by bodily traveling to its workplaces. Nevertheless, this year, simply because of the Covid-19 pandemic and in line with Dubai’s paperless method, IACAD resolved to occur up with an e-model.
IACAD has been issuing Hijri calendars for Dubai given that 1393 AH or 1973 and it is considered one particular of the most vital companies of the department, explained Dr Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, director-common of IACAD.
“The Hijri calendar is an significant element of the Islamic cultural system, as Muslims have been chronicling the calendar considering that the succession of Muslim Caliph Omar bin Al-Khattab, and the issuance of the Hijri calendar for Dubai goes back again to the period of the previous ruler of Dubai, the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum.”
The new calendar will involve timings of sermons, aphorisms, dates of religious and national gatherings and official holiday seasons in the course of the year 1442 AH (2020-2021), Dr Al Shaibani said. A team of authorities has been operating with each other to established prayer periods for Dubai and its suburbs, such as Hatta, Al Habab, Al Lisili, Margham, Muraqib, Al Faqaa.
The e-calendar will also have scientific and astronomical updates and environment-connected data, as very well as the Imsaak timings for the holy month of Ramadan.
It will display screen other essential dates for the Muslim neighborhood, such as the day of fasting Ashura, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and the commencing of Ramadan, the initial day of Eid Al Fitr, and the day of Eid Al Adha, he additional.
It will point out some significant functions in Islamic record and present unique phases in the lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
A ‘notebook calendar’
Dr Omar Muhammad Al Khatib, executive director of the Islamic Affairs Sector, reported the notebook calendar provides a host of other handy facts.
“It will involve some astronomical information and facts that will assistance people understand the seasons and local climate disorders required for planting seeds, fruit, vegetable trees, slicing of day palms and bouquets, and the time for harvest,” he explained.
Users will also be guided on the begin of the wet year, as very well as the best period for fishing.
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