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Posted 4/21/08 , edited 4/21/08

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Islamic Calendar

The Islamic Calendar is a lunar dating device, eleven days shorter than the solar calendar more familiar to most Westerners. It began in 622 CE (Common Era) and continues through the present. The days of the Islamic week are sevenfold, and the names of each follow:

1. yaum al-ahad يوم الأحد (What we might assosciate with Sunday, though there is no Sabbath within Islam.)
2. yaum al-ithnayn يوم الإثنين
3. yaum ath-thulaathaa' يوم الثُّلَاثاء
4. yaum al-arbia`aa' يوم الأَرْبِعاء
5. yaum al-khamis يوم الخَمِيس
6. yaum al-jumu`a يوم الجُمُعَة
7. yaum as-sabt يوم السَّبْت

The months within the Islamic Calendar are, respectively:

1. Muharram محرّم
2.Safar صفر
3. Rabi' al-awwal ربيع الأول
4. Rabi' al-thani ربيع الآخر أو ربيع الثاني
5. Jumada al-ula جمادى الاولى
6. Jumada al-thani جمادى الآخر أو جمادى الثاني
7. Rajab رجب
8. Sha'aban شعبان
9. Ramadan رمضان
10. Shawwal شوّال (
11. Dhu al-Qi'dah ذو القعدة
12. Dhu al-Hijjah ذو الحجة


I will try to find a guide to pronunciation, but for now this must suffice. I'm open to any help on this. Sorry I've not update much lately, but schools a drag, work a bigger drag, and Suffism is confusing to me. I can't tell if Sufi's are actually Muslims. Some sources-many straigh from the ummah, say they aren't, and some sources right out of Islamic scholars say that they are. I'm a little confused, so give me more time and provide any help you can.



well there is an islamic children's song on the month of islam. maybe you can find the song and post a link to it. oh wait i found a youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At8BizjEnn0 hope this helps
Posted 4/21/08
I like the Iranian calendar more, because it is more logical in the astronomical sense than any other calendar that I've seen. For example, the first day of the year is a solstice or equinox (I forget which). "Year 0" is essentially arbitrary though, just like every other calendar....
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I like the Iranian calendar more, because it is more logical in the astronomical sense than any other calendar that I've seen. For example, the first day of the year is a solstice or equinox (I forget which). "Year 0" is essentially arbitrary though, just like every other calendar....


I like it better because ours is too complex. Daylights savings is an unnecessary complexity that could be easily avoided by conforming to a lunar calendar such as those used in places like Japan and Arab.
Posted 4/23/08
I don't think the Iranian calendar is lunar though. I'll have to look it up again.
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^Isn't Iran a Shia nation?
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^ Yes, it is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_calendar


The Iranian calendar (Persian: تقویم هجری شمسی؛ گاهشماری هجری خورشیدی) is an astronomical solar calendar and one of the longest chronological records in history and is currently used in Iran and Afghanistan as the main official calendar. Beginning each year on the vernal equinox as precisely determined by astronomical observations from Tehran (or the 52.5°E meridian, which also defines IRST), this makes it more accurate than the Gregorian Calendar in being synchronized with the solar year, but harder to work out when a particular date would occur before the New Year preceding that date.
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seraph oh my god!!!! u r amazing I cant stop reading what u writes ,,,u r really educated
thanks for showing islam as its true form ,u've done a great job
Im an Arabian Muslim ,keep the good work ,by the way its Ramadan now ^^
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I have a question to be answered about Muslims. Do Muslims believe that God is pure & holy? And if so all who sin cannot go before God am I correct? And if all who sin cannot go before God then how is it that anyone can get into heaven?
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Hi....
Very interisting.....

Very Hard working.....i think...

You did a greet good ...seraph... even though i didn't really read it all....

but the intro..was enough..4 me ..

Keep up the hard work ...
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Myu-chan wrote:

seraph oh my god!!!! u r amazing I cant stop reading what u writes ,,,u r really educated
thanks for showing islam as its true form ,u've done a great job
Im an Arabian Muslim ,keep the good work ,by the way its Ramadan now ^^


Well, thank you for the complement, but frankly I’m not so special. I’m just a college student so I have more access to information than most of the people you’re going to find on the internet. Glad you liked it.
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I have a question to be answered about Muslims. Do Muslims believe that God is pure & holy? And if so all who sin cannot go before God am I correct? And if all who sin cannot go before God then how is it that anyone can get into heaven?


Muslims do believe that God is pure and holy, but that doesn’t mean that you’re condemned for just one mistake. So long as the good of your life outweighs the bad you’re forgiven.
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URbaka wrote:

I have a question to be answered about Muslims. Do Muslims believe that God is pure & holy? And if so all who sin cannot go before God am I correct? And if all who sin cannot go before God then how is it that anyone can get into heaven?


Muslims do believe that God is pure and holy, but that doesn’t mean that you’re condemned for just one mistake. So long as the good of your life outweighs the bad you’re forgiven.


So if I go and kill people for lets say 1/4 of my life and the other 3/4 of my life i do charity and help others and do good things then i go to heaven? Or lets say I don't Believe in Allah but all my life I do good deeds and do everything according to the laws, I will still go to heaven...? I mean if it was a case of good deeds gets you to heaven then why do we need to believe in Allah?
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URbaka wrote:


SeraphAlford wrote:


URbaka wrote:

I have a question to be answered about Muslims. Do Muslims believe that God is pure & holy? And if so all who sin cannot go before God am I correct? And if all who sin cannot go before God then how is it that anyone can get into heaven?


Muslims do believe that God is pure and holy, but that doesn’t mean that you’re condemned for just one mistake. So long as the good of your life outweighs the bad you’re forgiven.


So if I go and kill people for lets say 1/4 of my life and the other 3/4 of my life i do charity and help others and do good things then i go to heaven? Or lets say I don't Believe in Allah but all my life I do good deeds and do everything according to the laws, I will still go to heaven...? I mean if it was a case of good deeds gets you to heaven then why do we need to believe in Allah?


Please watch your tone, you’re coming off as skeptical, challenging, and condescending.

There are many ways to live your life, but according to the Qur’an the only one that is acceptable is Islam. Your deeds aren’t really good unless you’re doing them for good. I mean, if I were to save your life so that you could be the next Hitler I wouldn’t be doing a good thing. According to Islam the ultimate good is Allah, so in order for us to truly do a good deed we must do it in submission to Allah.

As far as the “1/4 3/4” example you gave, that entirely depends. You can’t just do good to make up for the bad simply because you don’t want to pay for your bad deeds. That doesn’t mean you don’t get a second chance. I mean, if you were to truly decide to live the rest of your life in submission to Allah, the ultimate good, then you would in fact receive a second chance.

Also, something that many people admire about Allah is that he’s not as black and white as most images of the Christian version of God. Not everyone who goes to hell stays there forever.


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URbaka wrote:


SeraphAlford wrote:


URbaka wrote:

I have a question to be answered about Muslims. Do Muslims believe that God is pure & holy? And if so all who sin cannot go before God am I correct? And if all who sin cannot go before God then how is it that anyone can get into heaven?


Muslims do believe that God is pure and holy, but that doesn’t mean that you’re condemned for just one mistake. So long as the good of your life outweighs the bad you’re forgiven.


So if I go and kill people for lets say 1/4 of my life and the other 3/4 of my life i do charity and help others and do good things then i go to heaven? Or lets say I don't Believe in Allah but all my life I do good deeds and do everything according to the laws, I will still go to heaven...? I mean if it was a case of good deeds gets you to heaven then why do we need to believe in Allah?


Please watch your tone, you’re coming off as skeptical, challenging, and condescending.

There are many ways to live your life, but according to the Qur’an the only one that is acceptable is Islam. Your deeds aren’t really good unless you’re doing them for good. I mean, if I were to save your life so that you could be the next Hitler I wouldn’t be doing a good thing. According to Islam the ultimate good is Allah, so in order for us to truly do a good deed we must do it in submission to Allah.

As far as the “1/4 3/4” example you gave, that entirely depends. You can’t just do good to make up for the bad simply because you don’t want to pay for your bad deeds. That doesn’t mean you don’t get a second chance. I mean, if you were to truly decide to live the rest of your life in submission to Allah, the ultimate good, then you would in fact receive a second chance.

Also, something that many people admire about Allah is that he’s not as black and white as most images of the Christian version of God. Not everyone who goes to hell stays there forever.




sorry didn't mean to sound rude it just seemed to come out that way when typing (can't express emotions when typing, you got to read it in a "I'm Very Curious" way which is how I am trying to ask the question.)
But here is the question I really wanted answered. If Islam believes in getting to heaven through good deeds then a person who does not believe in Allah but does good all his/her life will go to heaven?
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