Do you know what is Hijri or lunar calendar date today or where is moon in sky?
The Islamic, Muslim or Hijri calendar is a lunar calendar consisting of 12 months in a year of 354 or 355 days. The Hijri year or era is the era used in the Islamic lunar calendar, which begins its count from the Islamic New Year in 622 AD. During that year, Muhammad and his followers migrated from Mecca to Yathrib(now Medina). This event, known as the Hijra, is commemorated in Islam for its role in the founding of the first Muslim community (ummah). Each month of the Islamic calendar commences on the birth of the new lunar cycle.
The app let you view Hijri and Gregorian date simultaneously on different screens. You can swap between Hijri and Gregorian date is today. You can view previous and coming month calendar with the forward and back button. Forward and back button feature is available for both Hijri and English calendar.
The app is supported with a two beautiful Hijri calendar widget. One small and one big. The widget show current Islamic date and day name. The widget also support forward and back button feature.
The days names supported by the app are Islamic ( al-Aḥad (Sunday) al-Ithnayn (Monday) ath-Thulāthā’ (Tuesday) al-Arba‘ā ’(Wednesday) al-Khamīs (Thursday) al-Jum‘ah (Friday) as-Sabt(Saterday)) for Hijri calendar.
The months names supported by the app are Islamic which are Muḥarram, Safar, Rabī‘ al-awwal, Rabī‘ ath-thānī, Jumādá al-ūlá, Jumādá al-ākhirah, Rajab, Sha‘bān, Ramaḍān, Shawwāl, Dhū al-Qa‘dah, Dhū al-Ḥijjah.
Don’t miss any of the important Islamic calendar date listed below with this app.
• 1 Muharram: Islamic New Year.
• 10 Muharram: Day of Ashura
• 12 Rabi al-Awwal: Mawlid or Birth of the Prophet.
• 27 Rajab: Isra and Mi'raj
• 15 Sha'ban: (Mid-Sha'ban, or Night of Forgiveness
• 1 Ramadan: First day of fasting.
• 27 Ramadan: Nuzul al-Qur'an. (17 Ramadan in Indonesia and Malaysia)
• Last third of Ramadan which includes Laylat al-Qadr.
• 1 Shawwal: Eid ul-Fitr.
• 8–13 Dhu al-Hijjah: The Hajj to Mecca*
• 9 Dhu al-Hijjah: Day of Arafa.
• 10 Dhu al-Hijjah: Eid al-Adha.
Main features of the app are
1. New material design
2. Free and will be free for ever
3. Forward and backward view of calendar.
4. Two beautiful home screen widgets
5. Support both Arabic and English languages
6. The notation are both Arabic and English
7. Today highlighted.
8. Very useful application for Muslim community.
*Mecca is city where Masjed-al-Harram (Kaaba, the greate Mosque) is located, and Muslims pray five times a day Namaz or Salah towards it. Mecca is also known as the Qibla direction, the direction to stand for the prayer.
Date from Hijri calendar is from calculations, for Muslim holidays it depends on your local announcement on Ru'yatul Hilal. Please contact you local Masjid or scholar for adjustments.