By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong I've noticed online some people posting comments about the Western solar calendar, I've been directly asked questions about this too a number of times both recently and in the past. Some Muslims say it is haram (prohibited) for Muslims to use the Gregorian calendar and celebrate the New Year according to…Read more Measuring the Years
Eid Al Fitr 1435 / 2014
In the UK if you started fasting on 30 June, Eid al Fitr should be on Wednesday, 30 July. If you started on the 29 June, Eid will be on Tuesday, 29 July. People in the Americas might be celebrating Eid as early as Monday, if they started fasting on the 27 June. As for…Read more Eid Al Fitr 1435 / 2014
Ramadan 1435 / 2014
Reliable astronomical data from HM Nautical Almanac Office and Crescentwatch.org indicates the crescent moon is likely to be visible in the Americas, Africa and parts of Australia on Saturday night, 28th June, and in all regions on Sunday night, 29th June. Hence, the first day of fasting in the Americas and Africa should be on…Read more Ramadan 1435 / 2014
The Last Day?
By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong The Last Day? Sometimes people can be swept into a frenzy over nothing... The world will undoubtedly end eventually, but it's senseless constantly worrying about it, no one knows the hour. Each of our lives will most likely come to an end, long before then, just as those of our ancestors…Read more The Last Day?