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Hijri VS. Gregorian

Since 2016 is a leap year, meaning we’ll have an extra day in February, we thought we’d have a look into the history of our calendars and some interesting facts regarding them. The Islamic months are as follows: Muharram Safar Rabi al-Awwal Rabi al-Thani Jumadi al-Awwal Jumadi al-Thani Rajab Sha’ban Ramadan Shawwal Dhul Oi’dah Dhul […]

Hijri VS. Gregorian

Since 2016 is a leap year, meaning we’ll have an extra day in February, we thought we’d have a look into the history of our calendars and some interesting facts regarding them.

Photo Credit: thestrangetwo.com
Photo Credit: thestrangetwo.com
Hijri Calendar:

The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar consisting of 12 months in a year of 354 days. The Hijri calendar began in 622 during the Hijra (emigration) of Prophet Muhammad (S) from Makkah to Madinah.

The Islamic months are as follows:

The current Islamic year is 1437 AH. In the Gregorian calendar, 1437 AH and is running from approximately 14 October 2015 to 2 October 2016.

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Facts about the Hijri Calendar:
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Photo Credit: infinity-codes.net
Gregorian Calendar:

Also called the Western or Christian calendar, the Gregorian calendar is the most widely used calendar around the world. It is named for Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced it in 1582 and is a solar calendar.

Leap year occurs every four years adding a quarter day each year (365.25, 365.5, 365.75), ultimately making it a full 366 days. This means we will have 29 days in February this year, instead of 28.

We all know that this calendar also consists of 12 months, but here some interesting facts about the Gregorian calendar:

 


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