Asked by: dogsbollocks-ga
List Price: $7.00
14 Nov 2003 07:59 PST
Expires: 14 Dec 2003 07:59 PST
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 ?
Re: Islamic Calendar
Answered By: answerguru-ga on 14 Nov 2003 08:21 PST
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: http://www.ori.unizh.ch/hegira.html 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. Cheers! answerguru-ga
|dogsbollocks-ga rated this answer: and gave an additional tip of: $3.00|
|There are no comments at this time.|
If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
|Search Google Answers for|