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Allah the Almighty revealed: Remember when your Lord said to the angels: ‘Verily, I am going to place mankind generations after generations on earth.’ They said: ‘Will You place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood, while we glorify You with praises and thanks (exalted be You above all that they associate with You as partners) and sanctify You.’ Allah said: ‘I know that which you do not know.’

Allah taught Adam all the names of everything, then He showed them to the angels and said: “Tell Me the names of these if you are truthful.” They (angels) said: “Glory be to You, we have no knowledge except what You have taught us. Verily, it is You, the All-Knower, the All-Wise.”

He said: “O Adam! Inform them of their names,” and when he had informed them of their names, He said: “Did I not tell you that I know the unseen in the heavens and the earth, and I know what you reveal and what you have been hiding?”

Remember when We said to the angels: “Prostrate yourself before Adam” They prostrated except Iblis, he refused and was proud and was one of the disbelievers(disobedient to Allah).”

We said: “O Adam! Dwell you and your wife in the Paradise and both of you freely with pleasure and delight of things therein as wherever you will but come not near this tree or you both will be of the Zalimeen (wrongdoers).”

Then the Satan made them slip therefrom (the Paradise), and got them out from that in which they were. We said: “Get you down all with enmity between yourselves. On earth will be a dwelling place for you and an enjoyment for a time.”

Then Adam received from his Lord Words. His Lord pardoned him (accepted his repentance). Verily He is the One Who forgives (accepts repentance), the most Merciful.

We said: “Get down all of you from this place (the Paradise), then whenever there comes to you Guidance from Me, and whoever follows My Guidance there shall be no fear on them, nor shall they grieve. But those who disbelieve and belie Our Ayah (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, and signs and revelations, etc) such are the dwellers of the Fire, they shall abide therein forever.”(Chapter 2:30-39, Qur’an).

Almighty Allah also revealed: And surely, We created you (your father Adam) and then gave you shape (the noble shape of a human being), then We told the angels, “Prostrate to Adam”, and they prostrated, except Iblis, he refused to be those who prostrate.

Allah said: “What prevented you (O Iblis) that you did not postrate when I commanded you?”

Iblis said: “I am better than him (Adam), You created me from fire and him You created from clay.”

Allah said: “O Iblis get down from this (Paradise), it is not for you to be arrogant here. Get out for you are of those humiliated and disgraced.”

Iblis said: “Allow me respite till the Day they are raised up (Day of Resurrection).”

Allah said: “You are of those allowed respite.”

Iblis said: “Because You have sent me astray, surely I will sit in wait against them (human beings) on Your Straight Path. Then I will come to them from before them and behind them, from their right and from their left and You will not find most of them as thankful ones (they will not be dutiful to You).”

Allah said: “Get out from Paradise, disgraced and expelled. Whoever of them (mankind) will follow you, then surely I will fill Hell with you all.”

“And O Adam! Dwell you and your wife in Paradise, and eat thereof as you both wish, but approach not this tree otherwise you both will be of the Zalimeen (unjust and wrongdoers).”

Then Satan whispered suggestions to them both in order to uncover that which was hidden from them of their private parts before, he said:” Your Lord did not forbid you this tree save you should become angels or become of the immortals.” Satan swore by Allah to them both saying: “Verily I am one of the sincere well wishers for you both.”

So he misled them with deception. Then when they tasted of the tree, that which was hidden from them of their shame (private parts) became manifest to them and they began to stick together the leaves of Paradise over themselves (in order to cover their shame). Their Lord called out to them saying “Did I not forbid you that tree and tell you, Verily Satan is an open enemy unto you?”

They said: “Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If You forgive us not, and bestow not upon us Your Mercy, we shall certainly be of the losers.” Allah said: “Get down one of you an enemy to the other (i.e. Adam, Eve, and Satan etc). On earth will be a dwelling place for you and an enjoyment, for a time.” He said: “therein you shall live, and therein you shall die, and from it you shall be brought out (resurrected).”(Chapter 7:11-25 Qur’an).

8 golden tips

8 golden tips

1-    Read read read

Read the holy Quran, explore its meaning based on logic, based on your experience, based on the current events. Read the Sunnah, the sayings of prophet Muhammad PBUH as he has not spoken of anything from himself, instead, he was “inspired” by Allah SWT.

Read whatever useful books you can get your hands on, read about your religion, read about science, read the news!

 

2-    Remember Allah swt

Remember Allah swt all the time, whatever you are doing, if you are in a line waiting, if you are just sitting and doing nothing, just make the best out of your time and remember Allah swt: (dhikr) is to remember Allah swt, mention his name, say Alhamdulillah, Allahu Akbar, Subhanallah, Astaghfirullah, La ilaha illa Allah, La hawla wa la quwwata Illa billah, etc.

 

3-choose whom you friend.

Choose your friends, it is said that to have one friend in one thousand years is better than having one thousand friends in one day: meaning to have a friend that can stay with you for a long time, advising, supporting, encouraging to do good things, is better than having one thousand friends for one temporary day, remember : you become who your friend is.

 

4-pray:

Pray in the mosque, pray with a group, pray with your friends, pray on time, prayer is the key of success in this life, and in the hereafter.

 

5-choose a mentor

Choose someone reliable and religious to mentor you, teach you, advise you, correct your ideas if they are wrong. A mentor will help you through Inshallah.

 

6-Be gentle:

Be gentle in everything, A Muslim is a gentle person, gentle in talking, in walking, in praying, in treating others, with people, at work, when laughing, when learning, when reading the holy Quran. Just be gentle and this will have a great impact on your life.

 

7-Be patient:

Be patient, whether you are a new Revert, or a born Muslim, be sure you will have your share of problems in life, just be strong, do not be afraid, Allah swt is with you, this is the good news!

Patience is the key to paradise, and patience will lead to wonderful things in life.

Patience is the key to everything and patience will bring you to where you have never been. Patience will help you reach your goal, even if it is as far and great as the paradise.

 

8-The holy Quran:

The holy Quran is simply the holy gift that Allah swt had bestowed upon us, it is the lasting miracle (till the day of judgment) it will never change, so you can consider it the friend that will never grow sick of you!

The holy Quran contains miracles, its words are miracles, its effect is a miracle, its meanings its rhyming its value are a miracle, and amazingly the Quran knows just what to tell you in whatever condition you are, when you read  the holy Quran, it will speak to you, it talks about not “almost” everything, but literally everything!

In one word: there is nothing you cannot find in this holy book. Alhamdulillah!

 

To Whom do you surrender?

Dear reader, we are conscious beings who have the potential created in us by God to distinguish between right and wrong. The foundation of a happy and successful life lies upon a person’s knowing his responsibility before God and in serving only God. In the words of God Almighty: “O ye who believe! Come, all of you, into submission (unto Him); (Quran, 2:208); yet in contrast to this requirement, we see many people complain that they cannot submit as they should. Indeed some people have little insight into the limitless Power, Majesty, and Glory of God and to the purpose of our creation; they try to live their lives according to rules of their own imagination, thus spending their whole lives in conflict, strife, violence, unhappiness and hopelessness. Mawlana Faizani explains that the root cause behind this issue is that people often fail to bother with the pre-requisites necessary to lead them to submission. Hence, this month’s Soul Booster encourages us to focus our attention and constantly practice our faith by pondering on the wonders of God’s creation and on His favors to us. From this activity, we acquire perfect faith in Him Almighty, and are led to a life of real thankfulness and submission, free from ignorance.

To Whom Do You Surrender?

Man is the being who finds himself obliged to surrender in front of people of power, wisdom and knowledge, especially if he finds that another person’s special skills are more advanced or effective than his own. Unfortunately, however, after observing all kinds of Power and Perfections of His Supreme, Eternal, and Self-existent Being, he still does not show the required respect, nor does he acquire insight into Almighty God. Except for a small number of people, the rest have not sought this goal. Moreover, some unfortunate people have ascribed partners to Almighty God, and some ignorant have totally denied the Existence of His Almighty.

— by Mawlana Faizani
Arguments for Proving the Existence of Almighty God through Logic

Practicing the Soul Booster:

Few concerns are as central to Islam as the search for knowledge. In the Holy Qur’an, Almighty God never commanded His Prophet (PBUH) the most knowledgeable of all human beings to seek the increase of anything except knowledge, “My Lord, increase me in knowledge!”1 Therefore it is important for us to imitate Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in this quest. “Are they equal,” asks the Holy Qur’an, “those who know and those who know not?”2 The answer is self-evident. Hence, as the Prophet said, “The search for knowledge is incumbent upon every Muslim,”3 especially when one needs to clear from one’s heart the clouds (darkness) of ignorance and uncertainties. As we contemplate and reason on the wonders of God’s creation, regardless how much insight we attain about Him, at the end we can only say, Exalted be He, as we ultimately come to realize that we as creatures are unable to grasp the Creator, “Our Lord embraces all things in knowledge.”4 and “Exalted is He over what they claim.”5 However, it remains important for us to “… worship your Lord until there comes unto you the Hour that is certain.”6 Or, worship your Lord until there comes unto you the state of absolute certainty free of all doubts and suspicions. Or worship your Lord until one is overcome by His presence and filled with His Light of Guidance.

The easiest ways to acquire knowledge which leads to true submission to God is through contemplation (fikr). If the faculty of contemplation is properly used, it will aid us in the acquisition of correct knowledge and insight into God and thereby lead us to proper submission and eternal salvation. Of course, much may be done by means of knowledge, however it is important for us not to separate our fikr-gleaned knowledge from the practice and good works that we do, otherwise that knowledge is of no use to us. Therefore, we encourage you to make an effort to regularly read the books of Mawlana Faizani which guide you in perfecting these techniques; all based on the sound intergity of the Quran and the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

 

A Soul Booster!

 

 

The Value and Worth of Your Life

“Man is the being who does not know the value and worth of his life. Hence, he could spend leisure times educating himself or reading literature and teachings which enable him to enlighten his heart, and to acquire faith. He could get access to great people’s speeches which he could then use as the theoretical and practical sermons, whereby he himself, could write enlightening literature. However, contrary to these actions and steps indispensable for the improvement of human society, he is committing his leisure time to various corrupt amusements such as gambling, and to the heart and brain destructive songs. If this is not accessible then subconsciously he becomes preoccupied with his own inner quarrels, and he does not know any way to save himself from this perdition.”

— by Mawlana Faizani
Man and Some of Satan’s Plots

Practicing the Soul Booster:

  • Always have a book around to enlighten your heart and strengthen your faith. Having reading material available makes it easier for you to take advantage of your free time.
  • Set a reading goal. Determine how much time you want to spend reading, or how many books you want to read over time. Your goal might be a book a month, or one per week, or you might want to read 30 minutes every day. Setting a goal is the first step towards reading more.
  • Keep a log. Keep a list of the books you read. You might keep this list in your journal or your day planner.
  • Keep a list. Make a list of things you want to read in the future. By knowing what great stuff you want to read, you reinforce your reading habit and its a great way to keep your enthusiasm up. For specific titles you might want to include on your reading list, please contact us.
  • Build your own reading strategy. Determine what works best for you, develop your own ideas and make them work for you.
  • Regularly read the books of Mawlana Faizani. “These books and epistles, with God’s help, have been arranged merely for the development of your spiritual powers, intellectually based on excellent and logical philosophy. Through simple ways, these books and epistles will fortify your faith and spirituality such that each minute’s engagement with them is equivalent to a year of worship.”    — by Mawlana Faizani

 

Non Muslims opinions about prophet Muhammad PBUH.

Non-Muslim Opinions of Muhammad (PBUH)

The following quotes of famous non-Muslim personalities have been compiled from numerous sources. On close analysis, one naturally comes to the conclusion that anyone who truly studies this Man is in awe of the person of Muhammad (PBUH).

The following extract has been taken from the book “The 100 – a Ranking of the Most Influential Person in History” by Michael H. Hart, a Christian American, an astronomer, a mathematician, a chess master, and a scientist. After extensive research, he rated prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as number one and to be considered as the most influential single figure in human history.

“My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world’s most influential person may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular levels. It is probable that the relative influence of Muhammad on Islam has been larger than the combined influence of Jesus Christ and St. Paul on Christianity. Furthermore, Muhammad (unlike Jesus) was a secular as well as religious leader. In fact, as the driving force behind the Arab conquests, he may well rank as the most influential political leader of all time. It is this unparalleled combination of secular and religious influence, which I feel, entitles Muhammad to be considered the most influential single figure in human history.”

Mahatma Gandhi, speaking on the character of Muhammad, (pbuh) says in (Young India):

“I wanted to know the best of one who holds today’s undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind. I became more than convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet, the scrupulous regard for his pledges, his intense devotion to this friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle. When I closed the 2nd volume (of the Prophet’s biography), I was sorry there was not more for me to read of the great life.”

Additionally, other non-Muslims have written their opinions concerning Muhammad (PBUH):

“It is impossible for anyone who studies the life and character of the great Prophet of Arabia, who knew how he taught and how he lived, to feel anything but reverence for that mighty Prophet, one of the great messengers of the Supreme. And although in what I put to you I shall say many things which may be familiar to many, yet I myself feel, whenever I reread them, a new way of admiration, a new sense of reverence for that mighty Arabian teacher.”

Annie Besant in “The Life and Teachings of Mohammad”

“Muhammad was the soul of kindness, and his influence was felt and never forgotten.”

Diwan Chand Sharma, “The Prophets of the East”

“People like Pasteur and Salk are leaders in the first sense. People like Gandhi and Confucius, on the other hand, and Alexander, Caesar on the other, are leaders in the second and perhaps the third sense. Jesus and Buddha belong in the third category alone. Perhaps the greatest leader of all time was Mohammad, who combined all the three functions. To a lesser degree Moses did the same.”

Jules Masserman in “Who Were Histories Great Leaders?” TIME Magazine.

“Head of State as well as Church, he was Caesar and Pope in One; but he was Pope without the Pope’s pretensions, and Caesar without the legions of Caesar, without a standing army, without a bodyguard, without police force, without a fixed revenue. If ever a man ruled by right Divine, it was Muhammad, for he had all the powers without their supports. He cared not for the dressings of power. The simplicity of his private life was in keeping with his public life.”

Reverend Bosworth Smith in “Muhammad and Muhammadanism”

“Four years after the death of Justinian, A.D. 569, was born in Mecca, in Arabia, the man Muhammad, who of all men, has exercised the greatest influence upon the human race. To be the religious head of many empires, to guide the daily life of one-third of the human race, may perhaps justify the title of a Messenger of God.”

Dr. William Draper, M.D. L.L.D. in “History of Intellectual Development of Europe”

“In little more than a year he was actually the spiritual, nominal and temporal ruler of Medina, with his hands on the lever that was to shake the world.”

John Austin, “Muhammad the Prophet of Allah” in T.P.’s and Cassel’s Weekly

“Never has a man set for himself, voluntarily or involuntarily, a more sublime aim, since this aim was super human; to subvert superstitions which had been imposed between man and his Creator, to render God unto man and man unto God; to restore the rational and sacred idea of divinity amidst the chaos of the material and disfigured gods of idolatry, then existing. Never has a man undertaken a work so far beyond human power with so feeble means, for he Muhammad had in the conception as well as in the execution of such a great design, no other instrument than himself and no other aid except a handful of men living in a corner of the desert. Finally, never has a man accomplished such a huge and lasting revolution in the world, because in less than two centuries after its appearance, Islam, reigned over the whole of Arabia, and conquered, in God’s name, Persia, Khorasan, Transoxania, Western India, Syria, Egypt, Abyssinia, all the known continent of Northern Africa, numerous islands of the Mediterranean Sea, Spain and part of Gaul.

If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astonishing results are the three criteria of human genius, who could dare compare any great man in history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms, laws, and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man moved not only armies, legislations, empires, peoples, dynasties, but millions of men in one-third of the then inhabited world; and more than that, he moved the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs and the souls. The founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire that is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?

Alphonse de LaMartaine in “Historie de la Turquie”

“The league of nations founded by the Prophet of Islam put the principle of international unity of human brotherhood on such Universal foundations as to show candle to other nations. The fact is that no nation of the world can show a parallel to what Islam has done – the realization of the idea of the League of Nations.”

C. Snouck Hurgronje, “Where Christian and Mohammedan Meet”

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) – Untainted and Pure

“After the fall of Mecca, more than one million square miles of land lay at his feet. Lord of Arabia, he mended his own shoes and coarse woolen garments, milked the goats, swept the earth, kindled the fire and attended the other menial offices of the family. The entire town of Medina where he lived grew in wealth in the later days of his life. Everywhere there was gold and silver in plenty and yet in those days of prosperity many weeks would elapse without a fire being kindled in the hearth of the king of Arabia; his food being dates and water. His family would go hungry many nights successively because they could not get anything to eat in the evening. He slept on no soft bed but on a palm mat, after a long busy day to spend most of his night in prayer, often bursting into tears before his Creator to grant him strength to discharge his duties. As the reports go, his voice would get choked with weeping and it would appear as if a cooking pot was on fire and boiling had commenced. On the very day of his death his only assets were few coins a part of which went to satisfy a debt and rest was given to a needy person who came to his house for charity. The clothes in which he breathed his last breath had many patches. The house from where light had spread to the world was in darkness because there was no oil in the lamp. Circumstance changed, but the Prophet of God did not. In victory or in defeat, in power or in adversity, in affluence or in indigence, he is the same man, disclosed the same character. Like all the ways and laws of God, Prophets of God are unchangeable.”

Professor Ramakrishna Rao, “Islam and Modern Age”

As now so always, down the centuries, across the planet, from end to end, billions and billions of men and women have lived all their lives, loving the Prophet and trying to follow in his footsteps, as no one else has been so loved and followed. They have lived and died, believed and acted, married and raised families, worshipped and ruled, made war and peace, even eaten and dressed, walked and slept, just as he did or taught them to do.

Indeed, never in history has a man influenced mankind, even beyond his death, so deeply and so pervasively as Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has. He brings light and peace to countless hearts and lives. They love him more dearly than their own selves. In him they find their greatest source of inspiration and guidance. He is the ultimate norm and the perfect example for them. Faith in him is their mainstay and he is their chief source of support and comfort in all personal vicissitudes and tribulations. To him they also look to lead them through social and political turmoil. He has always inspired them to greater and greater heights of spiritual and moral upliftment and civilizational achievements. And he still does-

 

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About the Islamic Calendar

 

The Islamic calendar is lunar, like the Jewish calendar, with of 12 months of 29 or 30 days each, for a total of 354 days, but the Islamic calendar makes no corrections to align it with the solar calendar so each year the Islamic holidays occur earlier and do not always fall in the same season.

Months of the Islamic calendar

  • Muharram
  • Safr
  • Rabi’ al-Awwal (or Rabi I)
  • Rabi’ al-Thani (or Rabi II)
  • Jumada al-Ula (or Jumada I)
  • Jumada al-Thaniyya (or Jumada II)
  • Rajab
  • Sha’ban
  • Ramadan
  • Shawwal
  • Dhu al-Qa’dah
  • Dhu al-Hijjah

Islamic Holidays

Al Hijra: Islamic New Year’s Day – First day of the Islamic New Year celebrated on the first day of Muharram. Al Hijra is the day when Mohammed began his migration from Mecca to Medina in Islamic Year 1 (1 AH), 622 CE.

  • January 10th 2008
  • December 29, 2008
  • December 18, 2009
  • December 7, 2010
  • November 26, 2011

Ashura – Day of mourning, observed on the 10th of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic year. It is a day of commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain a.s., the grandson of The Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.

  • January 19, 2008
  • January 7, 2009
  • December 27, 2009
  • December 16, 2010
  • December 5, 2011

Milad an-Nabi – Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad

March 20, 2008

Ramadan – 9th month of the Islamic Calendar – holy month of fasting
Based on a lunar calendar and therefore varies every year.

The Holy Month of Ramadan is a time when Muslims fast during daylight hours to celebrate the time when Allah revealed the first verses of the Qu’ran, the holy book of Islam.
It is a time for spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds, charity, spending time with loved ones. It teaches self-discipline, self-restraint, generosity and understanding of those less fortunate.

Begins:

  • September 2, 2008
  • August 22, 2009
  • August 11, 2010
  • August 1, 2011

Eid ul-Fitr – Marks the end of Ramadan. It starts the day after Ramadan ends. It’s significance is to celebrate the achievement of enhanced piety. A day of forgiveness, fellowship and unity, a time of giving and sharing. 

  • October 2, 2008
  • Sept 20, 2009
  • Sept 10, 1010
  • Aug 30, 2011
  • Aug 19, 2012
  • Aug 8, 2013
  • July 29, 2014
  • July 19, 2015

Eid al-Adha – Religious festival celebrated by Muslims and Druze worldwide as a commemoration of Ibrahim’s (Abraham’s) willingness to sacrifice his son, as commanded by Allah. (Muslim tradition names Ishmael as the son who was to be sacrificed, whereas the Judeo-Christian tradition names Isaac.)

  • Dec 9, 2008
  • Nov 27, 2009
  • Nov 16, 2010
  • Nov 6, 2011
  • Oct 26, 2012
  • Oct 15, 2013
  • Oct 4, 2014
  • Sept 23, 2015
  • Sept 11, 2016
  • Sept 1, 2017
  • Aug 21, 2018
  • Aug 11, 2019
  • July 31, 2020

 

gregorian and hijri calendar:

 

There are many ways of marking time — the day, the month, and the year. Presently, we have three main calendars based on different ways of marking time — the Western calendar, also called the Christian calendar or the Gregorian calendar; the Islamic calendar or Hijri calendar; and the Jewish calendar or Hebrew calendar.

Perhaps the fundamental way to categorize calendars is by their core event; that is, what the calendar is based on. The Christian or Western calendar is a lunar calendar based on Christ’s birth. Even though there is a different labeling system between the religious and the secular, the years are set around Christ’s birth. In religious and traditional secular use, the years according to the Western calendar are labeled in a way that directly acknowledges the base date as being Jesus’ birth. That is, the year is labeled as BC for Before Christ or AD, Anno Domini, or, in the year of our Lord. More and more, secular uses employ a newer marking system which doesn’t recognize that the dates correspond to Christ’s birth. They mark the year as BCE or CE where BCE stands for Before the Common Era, and CE stands for the Current Era, Common Era, or Christian Era.

 The Gregorian calendar is generally used synonymously with the Christian and Western calendar. The Gregorian version, however, was actually named after Pope Gregory XIII. It has a year comprised of 12 months and 365 days, 366 in a leap year, which occurs by adding a day in February every four years. While the Gregorian calendar is based on the Julian calendar — the calendar was introduced around 45 BCE by Julius Caesar after consulting an astronomer — the Gregorian calendar is also based on the year of Christ’s birth.

The Gregorian calendar sought to improve on its predecessors. The purpose was to have a more regular format than the lunar calendars and Julian calendar. The Gregorian calendar took the place of the Julian calendar around the end of the 16th Century.

hijri gregorian calendar?

What is the Difference Between the Western, Islamic, and Jewish Calendars?

 

 

There are many ways of marking time — the day, the month, and the year. Presently, we have three main calendars based on different ways of marking time — the Western calendar, also called the Christian calendar or the Gregorian calendar; the Islamic calendar or Hijri calendar; and the Jewish calendar or Hebrew calendar.

Perhaps the fundamental way to categorize calendars is by their core event; that is, what the calendar is based on. The Christian or Western calendar is a lunar calendar based on Christ’s birth. Even though there is a different labeling system between the religious and the secular, the years are set around Christ’s birth. In religious and traditional secular use, the years according to the Western calendar are labeled in a way that directly acknowledges the base date as being Jesus’ birth. That is, the year is labeled as BC for Before Christ or AD, Anno Domini, or, in the year of our Lord. More and more, secular uses employ a newer marking system which doesn’t recognize that the dates correspond to Christ’s birth. They mark the year as BCE or CE where BCE stands for Before the Common Era, and CE stands for the Current Era, Common Era, or Christian Era.

 The Gregorian calendar is generally used synonymously with the Christian and Western calendar. The Gregorian version, however, was actually named after Pope Gregory XIII. It has a year comprised of 12 months and 365 days, 366 in a leap year, which occurs by adding a day in February every four years. While the Gregorian calendar is based on the Julian calendar — the calendar was introduced around 45 BCE by Julius Caesar after consulting an astronomer — the Gregorian calendar is also based on the year of Christ’s birth.

The Gregorian calendar sought to improve on its predecessors. The purpose was to have a more regular format than the lunar calendars and Julian calendar. The Gregorian calendar took the place of the Julian calendar around the end of the 16th Century.

hijri and gregorian calendar?

What is the Difference Between the Western, Islamic, and Jewish Calendars?

There are many ways of marking time — the day, the month, and the year. Presently, we have three main calendars based on different ways of marking time — the Western calendar, also called the Christian calendar or the Gregorian calendar; the Islamic calendar or Hijri calendar; and the Jewish calendar or Hebrew calendar.

Perhaps the fundamental way to categorize calendars is by their core event; that is, what the calendar is based on. The Christian or Western calendar is a lunar calendar based on Christ’s birth. Even though there is a different labeling system between the religious and the secular, the years are set around Christ’s birth. In religious and traditional secular use, the years according to the Western calendar are labeled in a way that directly acknowledges the base date as being Jesus’ birth. That is, the year is labeled as BC for Before Christ or AD, Anno Domini, or, in the year of our Lord. More and more, secular uses employ a newer marking system which doesn’t recognize that the dates correspond to Christ’s birth. They mark the year as BCE or CE where BCE stands for Before the Common Era, and CE stands for the Current Era, Common Era, or Christian Era.

 The Gregorian calendar is generally used synonymously with the Christian and Western calendar. The Gregorian version, however, was actually named after Pope Gregory XIII. It has a year comprised of 12 months and 365 days, 366 in a leap year, which occurs by adding a day in February every four years. While the Gregorian calendar is based on the Julian calendar — the calendar was introduced around 45 BCE by Julius Caesar after consulting an astronomer — the Gregorian calendar is also based on the year of Christ’s birth.

The Gregorian calendar sought to improve on its predecessors. The purpose was to have a more regular format than the lunar calendars and Julian calendar. The Gregorian calendar took the place of the Julian calendar around the end of the 16th Century.