Tamil Nadu Hijra Committee holds seminar on Lunar Calendar

By Shafee Ahmed Ko, TwoCircles.net,

Chennai: Only Lunar Calendar is unchallengeable in accuracy and competency in comparison to Roman, Julian and Gregorian ones which are disputable and implausible, said researchers while presenting their papers on the subject at a seminar on “Calendar for Mankind” held in Chennai today.

The Tamil Nadu Hijra Committee of India had organized the daylong seminar at Sheeraz Mahal, Egmore in Chennai. There was huge assembly of elites of Muslim community showing great interest in the subject.

Mr. M. Abdul Jaleel presided over the seminar. Mr. S. Thahir Saifuddeen, Dr. A. Mohammad Ali PhD.(Former professor of Arabic & Islamic Studies, International Islamic University, Malaysia), Dr. Koya Kutty Farooqui (Kerela), Moulavi K. P. Abdul Rasheed, Moulavi S.O. Abdul Latheef Omari, Moulavi H. Muhammad Zubair Firdousi, Captain Naseem Siddiqui ( Bakri Navigation Co. Ltd.Saudi Arabia), A.M. G. Masood (State Secretary) Mr. M.M. Abdul Qadir Omri, and Mr. Abu Abdullah Trichy submitted their research accomplishment to the audience.

The main nucleus of the research presentations was to establish that only the Lunar Calendar is challengeable in accuracy and in competency in comparison to Roman, Julian and Gregorian ones which are disputable and implausible; they all needed correction and adjustments of leap years here and there unlike the Lunar calendar.

Most of the scholars threw light on Holy Quran to confirm how Allah commanded Ramadan with regards to fasting and proved how accuracy was maintained.

Captain N. Siddique, a veteran mariner, spoke about his experience in his marine life and said that, “There are 42 stars and 32 of them bear Arabic names”. He said that he totally depended on the stars and full moon and conjunction (No moon) to arrive his navigational accuracy.

At the seminar, there was also light and exhibition show of various stars and phases of moon. There was a chart depicting our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s wish for an accurate calendar.






U guys r lunatics.....

So what?? What are you trying to communicate??

Do some reserach and come up with something new... Old is gone..

What the Hijra committee decided?

What the committee decided at last is not mentioned.

Tamil Nadu Hijra Committee holds Seminar on Lunar Calendar

The differences in Lunar and Solar Calendars are vast. These were analyzed in a very exhaustively, explained by the scholars at the day long seminar. The possibility of explaining all in a news report is far-off to reach.

The defects of Solar Calendar are very many. Solar in other words is known as in English, Gregorian or Christian Calendar. The time calculated and established for the earth which spins by itself and to orbit the sun once, is known as Gregorian calendar. Earth’s period for self revolving just the once, is about 24 hours. The earth’s revolution once and its single orbiting the sun and its time calculated according to Gregorian is 365.2421days.The 6 hours is added every four year as one day and is added in the month of February as 29 days. Though this is bitter to follow , it is universally accepted. In Solar Calendar one year contains days as 28,29,30,31. The great confusion occurred in 2000.There was a disagreement that month of February instead of 29 the usual leap year was disputed and one day had to be added to form the month to contain 30 days. The problem was solved thus in spite of international scholarly altercation and clashes.

Which is the correct calendar?

None of the calendars can be accepted as correct calendar if it only bears a name as calendar. The correct calendar is one which should be beyond dispute and confusion in daily life. The Holy Quran has the best answer for this: Please refer Chapter 9: V36

[9:36] The count of months, as far as GOD is concerned, is twelve. This has been God’s law, since the day He created the heavens and the earth. Four of them are sacred. This is the perfect religion; you shall not wrong your souls (by fighting) during the Sacred Months. However, you may declare all-out war against the idol worshipers (even during the Sacred Months), when they declare all-out war against you, and know that GOD is on the side of the righteous.
(9:36 The word "month" is mentioned in the Quran 12 times and “day” 365 times)

Kindly refer Chap: 9:V37

[9:37] Altering the Sacred Months is a sign of excessive disbelief; it augments the straying of those who have disbelieved. They alternate the Sacred Months and the regular months, while preserving the number of months consecrated by GOD. They thus violate what GOD has consecrated. Their evil works are adorned in their eyes. GOD does not guide the disbelieving people.

A calendar should have only 12 months. The moon orbits the earth 12times. The orbit of earth around the Sun once in year and the consequence calculation leads to confusion is very clearly stated in the following Quran verses:

Chapter: 2:189

2:189] They ask you about the phases of the moon! Say, "They provide a timing device for the people, and determine the time of Hajj." It is not righteous to beat around the bush; righteousness is attained by upholding the commandments and by being straightforward. You shall observe GOD that you may succeed.

The seminar’s research conclusion is that Islam’s Lunar Calendar is accurate and does not falter at any time and is the best.

For wider reference please contact any one of the following centers:

State office: 160/101 North Main Road, Eruvadi 627 103, Tirunalveli Dist. Tamil Nadu
Email:hijriindia@gmail.com OR

H.O. 7/858B AWH Building, S.M.Street, Kozhikode 673 001 Kerela, India
Website: www.lunarcalendar.in hijracalendar.in hijracalendar.com

"The Calendar for Mankind" and its awareness will be conducted extensively for better understanding the value of the best calendar.

Harsh words

Dear Mr.Thomas,
A great work is on progress on proofs of science in Islamic theology. Some digest them and some are silent.

You don't belong to either.If you wish to criticize let it be in a constructive,communicative analysis. Yours is only words of harshness.Sorry to say that nothing is in your mind.

Tamil Nadu Hijra committee

Dear Mr.Thomas,

Some valid scientific proof are on progress in Islam.
If it is unscientific please come forward to explain with authenticity instead mono syllabus.

Both solar and lunar

Both solar and lunar calender have their places. The solar calender is necessary because it follows the change of season. The luner calender is necessary for religious reasons.

For practical purposes, it is often better to use the solar calender even though it may be more fluctuating than the lunar calender.

Calendar for Mankind: An Exhibition cum Seminar in Chennai

Chennai: The Hijra Committee of India organised a day long Exhibition cum Seminar in Chennai yesterday on October 17. Many speakers from Kerala, Tamil Nadu and other states stressed the need for adopting a lunar calendar based on the teachings of Islam. They termed the calendar they evolved scientifically and on the basis of the Islamic principles as 'The Calendar for Mankind'.

Dr. Koya Kutty Farooqui, Dr. A. Mohammed Ali (Former Professor of Arabic & Islamic Studies International Islamic University, Malaysia), Saifuddin, Maulvi Mohammed Zubair, Captain Siddiqui, Masood and others expressed their views on the importance of the scientifically evolved lunar calendar during the seminar.

The speakers were of the opinion that there is no need to depend on anybody for starting the fasting during the month of Ramadan, celebrating the Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha or deciding any other important thing as Allah had fixed everything when the skies and the earth were created and it is our duty to follow them.

According to them the argument that we should do our religious duties only after seeing the moon with our eyes and start the month cannot be correct in the present modern scientific world. They insisted that we should take advantage of the astro physics, easily available to us now without necessarily seeing the vanishing moon after Maghrib prayers.

Musthafa Mohamed of the Hijra Committee explained that there are many verses of the Holy Quran and Ahadees (sayings of Prophet Mohammed - sal-am) which encourage us to adopt modern technologies. He quoted the Ayat of the holy Quran 2:189 which says inter-alia " they ask thee ( O Muhammed) of new moons. Say, they are fixed seasons for mankind and for the pilgrimage".

The celebration of Eids on different days even in a state and sometimes even in a town or district based on our sighting of the moon, according to the Hijra committee, is against the Islamic concepts and hence we should all celebrate the Eids on the same days and do all our religious obligations as per the lunar calendar. In his opinion even the NASA is following the lunar calendar system. Dr. Koya Kutty Farooqui was also with him explaining many things in this regard.

A calendar is a system of organising days for social, religious, commercial or administrative purposes. There are different varieties of calendars based on either solar, lunar or luni-solar systems and the popular among them are the Gregorian, Julian, Islamic, Hebrew, Iranian, Hindu and Chinese calendars. The example of a lunar calendar is the Islamic calendar whereas the Persian calendar is of solar system. There is also a luni-solar calendar based on the combination of both solar and lunar reckonings. The example for this is the calendar of China and the Hindu calendar in our country India. It is said that the Islamic calendar is used by most Muslims in the world.

The calendar which we use is called Gregorian. It has the international standard and is used almost everywhere in the world for civil purposes.

The Hijra committee is mobilising opinions in favour of a standard Islamic lunar calendar to carry out everything including Eids on the same fixed dates as per the calendar without landing in confusions under the existing practice of sighting the moon and celebrating the Eids - a practice not attested by the holy Quran or Ahadees.

Musthafa Mohamed also cited a letter written by Pandit Jawaherlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India, had written to Prof. Meghnath Saha, Chairman of the Calendar Reform Committee (CRC) to evolve a scientifically advanced calendar wherin he had said, "Government have entrusted to the CRC the work of examining different calendars followed in India and proposing an accurate and uniform calendar for the whole of India based on scientific study. I am told that we have at present 30 different calendars. Of course they are the natural result of our past history and partly they are due to the former political divisions in India. Now that we are independent, there should be a uniform calendar for our country's civic, social and other purposes, and our calendar should be evolved scientifically. For government and public work, we follow the Gregorian calendar, which is used in the greater part of the world. But even that calendar has its own defects. The fact that it is largely used does make it important. It has many virtues, but certain defects in it make it unsatisfactory for universal use. I do hope that our scientists will give a proper lead in making that attempt a success."

The Hijra Committee is of the opinion that the community, ulema and intellectuals should discuss this vital issue threadbare and celebrate the Eids on fixed dates and carry out all other religious obligations with unity as per the Islamic lunar calendar system.