The Origin of the Islamic Calendar

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The Origin of the Islamic Calendar

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  • masjidmuhammad
  • Aug 17, 2021

The most common opinion is that the beginning of the Islamic Calendar was decided during the time of ʿUmar .1 Shāʿ’bi and Muḥammad ibn Sirīn mention, on one occasion Abū Mūsā’ al-Ashʿarī wrote a letter to ʿUmar, during the time when he was the Amīr al-Mu’minīn – ‘The Commander of the Faithful’. In the letter, […]