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Q: Islamic Calendar ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Islamic Calendar
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: dogsbollocks-ga
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Posted: 14 Nov 2003 07:59 PST
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Question ID: 275804
Is there a way to convert Christian calendar dates into Islamic ones ?
eg 14th Nov 2003 is what in Islamic Calendar ?
Bonus question - what date is the pilgrimage to Mecca ?
Subject: Re: Islamic Calendar
Answered By: answerguru-ga on 14 Nov 2003 08:21 PST
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Hi dogsbollocks-ga,

There certainly is a way to convert between these two types of
calendar dates - I actually came across a handy date conversion
calculator you can use to do just this:

Simple enter either the Christian or Islamic date and press the
corresponding button. The missing date will be filled in on this
basis. If you are not familiar with the Islamic months, there is a
legend at the bottom of the page.

Now on to the bonus question:

As stated in a description of the Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) written in 2000:

"On this first day of the Hajj, the pilgrims walk a few miles to Mina
and camp there overnight. This will occur about 2000-MAR-14. It falls
on a date about 11 days earlier each year. "

Based on this, we can do the math for the next Hajj:

2001: March 3rd
2002: February 20th
2003: February 9th
2004: January 29th

The above were derived by simply subtracting 11 days from the previous
year's date. Therefore, the next pilgrimage to Mecca will occur on
January 29th, 2004.



Request for Answer Clarification by dogsbollocks-ga on 15 Nov 2003 06:19 PST
Thank you for your answer, it is very good.
One small clarification regarding the Hajj date - I actually need the
date in 1954 - so do I need to continue deducting 10 days until I get
to the right year ?

Clarification of Answer by answerguru-ga on 15 Nov 2003 08:23 PST
Hi again,

The pattern of the dates is the same, however since you are going
backward in time you will need to add 11 days for each year you move

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