Sign in Register
Posted On: 30 August 2019 06:03 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:21 pm

H.H. the Amir exchanges congratulations on New Hijri Year

Leena Chung
Leena Chung
Discuss here!
Start a discussion

H.H. the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani exchanged cables of congratulations with the leaders of fraternal Arab and Muslim countries on the occasion of the new Hijri Year.

What is Hijri year?

The Hijri year is the era used in the Islamic lunar calendar, which begins its count from the Islamic New Year in 622 CE. During that year, Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) 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

The Peninsula Qatar reported Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced the new crescent of the Hijric month ‘Al Moharram 1441 H’ will be born today (Friday, Dhul-Hijja 29, 1440 H) at 1:38pm Doha local time.

Dr. Beshir Marzouk, Astronomer expert at QCH, said that the time set of the new crescent on Qatar sky will be at 6:18pm while the sunset time on Qatar sky will be at 5:55pm Doha local time. The new crescent of Al-Moharram will be set on Qatar sky after sunset time by 18 minutes.

Source: QNA & Wikipedia & The Peninsula Qatar