Earlier, on Aug 25, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had predicted that Muharram, the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar
, will likely begin from Sept 1.
MUSLIMS across the world will welcome the Islamic New Year tomorrow or Sunday, which will mark the beginning of Muharram - the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar
Taiwan's Ghost Month is observed in the 7th month of the lunar calendar
and this year runs from Aug.
While Eid al-Adha is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar
and the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar.
Named Moon Sighting Pakistan, the website features sections such as a monthly Hijri (Islamic) calendar for the next five years, a day-to-day lunar calendar
against dates from the Gregorian calendar and the dates on which the first day of every lunar month will fall.
According to the Labor Code of Kyrgyzstan, Muslim holidays of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr, the exact dates of which are set according to lunar calendar
, are days off in Kyrgyzstan.
Pakistan had in May launched a lunar calendar
and the country's first moon-sighting website amid much controversy.
Summary: Lunar calendar
works different than the solar so its not a surprise, says Dubai astronomer
ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday said the ministry would present the Lunar Calendar
before the Federal Cabinet for approval and its implementation across the country officially.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said the ministry will present the lunar calendar
before the federal cabinet for its approval and implementation across the country officially.
Chaudhry went on to say that he requested the federal government to disband the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee by imposing the lunar calendar
, adding that the central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, headed by chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman should be suspended.
PESHAWAR -- The lunar calendar
launched by Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry was challenged in the Peshawar High Court on Monday.