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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre Issues The New Hijri Calendar For The Year 1444 AH

30 Jul 2022

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre issued the Hijri calendar for the year 1444 AH, which starts on July 30, 2022, as part of the cultural and religious role it seeks to uphold within the community.

This year’s calendar includes crucial information on prayer times in the meridian and sunset times in Abu Dhabi and the cities within it, as well as a group of supplications and hadeeths urging individuals to adhere to good conduct and moral virtue. Besides also containing information about the virtue of each Hijri month and major Hijri events, details about zodiacs, droor, Ṭāli’s, seasons, major astronomical events such as land and sea conditions and tidal movements of value to the members of the society, and people who deal with this subject.

Integrated content and versatile publications

The Centre enhanced the 1444 AH Hijri calendar package to include a hanging calendar containing details about the prayer times in Abu Dhabi and the cities within it, the rise of Suhail, quotes, adages, wisdoms, international days, and national occasions, and official holidays.

It also contains a Hijri calendar notebook that explains the Hijri months, associated definitions, corresponding Gregorian months, and the coinciding astronomical events such as zodiacs, Ṭāli’s, and climate-related features that impact sea activity and agriculture. It also includes prayer timing variations in soaring towers and buildings and prayer timing variances from one region to another.

The rich content of the Hijri notebook is presented in a concise format making it accessible to members of the society of different age groups, not to mention the glossary of the scientific and astronomical terms included in it.

It is further enriched by graphs of interest to those specializing in the fishing industry, identifying fishing seasons and the abundant fish species during each season. Besides information about the wind compass, the names of winds used by ancestors in the past, the appropriate season for planting and harvesting different types of vegetables and fruit, and the features of the wild and pastoral environment during different seasons. The Hijri calendar notebook is available at Al Jami’s Library in Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and it can also be downloaded through the Centre’s website: https://www.szgmc.gov.ae/en/.

A series of monthly episodes presenting new religious and cultural content

The Centre continues to publish the episodes of the “Hijri Calendar” “ series, which is part of the project’s components in a brand-new format presenting rich religious and cultural content that briefs viewers about the Hijri calendar. The episodes are delivered by one of the Centre's cultural tour specialists  in a simple and attractive manner and  produces in a distinctive and unique style, including information about :

What is the Hijri calenda. Its history, what the meridian and sunset times ( related to worship ) refer to, the phases and stages of the moon associated with each  Hijri month, and how they impact the tides. It also sheds light on the virtues of the Hijri months and events and facts related to each month. It also explains how people depended on stars to tell time and their connection to remembrance in the Holy Qur'an, the importance of the Droor and Ṭāli's, their main features and Emirati poems about them, and how our forefathers and ancestors paid attention to the emergence of the "Suhail " star. The series is broadcasted on the Centre's Instagram account, seeking to highlight this rich cultural heritage that reveals the extensive knowledge of the ancestors, which those interested can find in further detail in the Hijri calendar notebook.

 

Hijri calendar Smart interactive application

The Center has completed updating the Hijri calendar for the year 1444 AH "smart interactive application" recently launched by the Centre for all cities and regions within the UAE, each separately. It includes everything in the paper calendar, including the agenda, information, and unique characteristics, in an easy-to-use technical template. The application consists of all the elements of the paper Calendar, plus additional information and special features crafted in a unique user-friendly technical format. It allows users to view the prayer times for all cities and regions of the UAE, the droor, the Ṭāli's, the zodiacs, the seasons, the climatic and natural features of each of them, annual events, tidal movements, details related to the Hijri months, and days, and enable prayer times notifications and alerts.

The Hijri calendar application can be downloaded through the “Apple Store” or “Google Play ” or by visiting the website: https://www.szgmc.gov.ae/en/.

Where the Interactive e-calendar; allows flexibility to view all the details and contents of the suspended Hijri calendar and easily track prayer times according to days and months. It can be downloaded through the website and saved on mobile phones and smart devices for easy reference.

It is worth mentioning that the unified Hijri calendar project for the year 1444 AH in the UAE is carried out according to scientific, sharia, and astronomical guidelines in collaboration with the relevant authorities on all sharia, astronomical, administrative, and coordination levels. The Centre collaborated with the National Center of Meteorology, the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments, the Environment Authority (Abu Dhabi), the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, the Sharjah Academy of Astronomy and Space Science and Technology, the Emirates Astronomy Society, the International Astronomy Center (Abu Dhabi), specialists in Islamic law and astronomy, and a group of Emirati researchers and those interested.in addition, the Centre formed several work teams who were part of the content committees to undertake content editing, proofreading research and studies, design and technical production, logistical support, technical support, and e-publishing. It contributed to the project's success and delivered the final output according to the highest accuracy, perfection, and integration levels.