Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre issued the Hijri calendar for the year 1444 AH, which commenced 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, sunset times in Abu Dhabi and the cities within it, and a group of supplications and hadeeths urging individuals to adhere to good conduct and moral virtue.

Besides, information about the virtue of each Hijri month and related events, details about zodiacs, droor, Ṭāli’s, seasons, major astronomical events related to land and sea conditions and tidal movements of value to the members of the society, and people who deal with this subject.

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, wisdom, international days, official holidays, and occasions.

It also contains a Hijri calendar notebook that has explanations about the Hijri months, associated definitions, corresponding Gregorian months, as well as the coinciding astronomical events, zodiacs, Ṭāli’s, and climate-related features of human activity in sea 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.

It is further enriched by a set of graphs of interest to those specialising in the fishing industry; explaining the seasons abundant with fish of all kinds, the wind compass, and the names of different types of winds used by ancestors in the past, as well as the seasons of vegetable and fruit crops, in addition to the features of the wild and pastoral environment during the different seasons throughout the year. The book 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/ar/.

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, informing the viewer about the Hijri calendar presented by one of the Centre’s cultural tour specialists simply and attractively, and a distinctive and unique style, including: What is the Hijri calendar, its history, what do the meridian and sunset times which are related to worship refer to, the phases and stages of the moon associated with the Hijri months and their relation to the tides, the virtues of Hijri months, and the events and facts related to them, in addition, hoe people depended on stars to tell time and their connection to the remembrance in the Holy Qur’an, the importance of the Droor, and Ṭāli’s, and their main features, Emirati poems about them, and how our forefathers and ancestors paid attention to the emergence of the “Suhail “broadcasted on the Centre’s Instagram account, seeking to highlight this cultural heritage that revels the extensive knowledge of the ancestors? It is worth noting that this content was included in the Hijri calendar book.

The Centre 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, to include everything contained in the paper calendar, including the agenda, information, and unique characteristics, in an easy-to-use technical template.

The application includes all the elements of the (Paper Calendar, as well as additional information and special features that have been crafted in a unique user-friendly technical format allowing users to view the prayer times for all cities and regions of the UAE, droor, Ṭāli’s, Zodiacs, 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 Calendar application in electronic form; allows flexibility to view all the details and contents of the suspended Hijri calendar (calendar) and track prayer times according to days and months with ease. 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 foundations, in collaboration with the relevant authorities at all sharia, astronomical, administrative, and coordination levels, including the National Centre of Meteorology, the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments, and 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), several specialists in Islamic law and astronomy, and a group of Emirati researchers and those interested, in addition to the Centre‘s work teams, which includes the content committees from the editor auditing, studies and research, design and technical production, logistical support, technical support, and electronic publishing; which contributed to the success of the project and it delivers with the highest levels of accuracy, perfection, and integration.

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