SCIENCE + RELIGION
Interweaving the Science and the Religion
Celebrating a centuries-old legacy
Monthly calendars play a vital role in the scheduling of time and important events in lives of their respective followers. There are many kinds of Calendar made from people of different religions and regions for sake of knowing about specific traditions, occasions and holidays etc. like Gregorian (Christian), Chinese and Hijri (Islamic) calendars.
THE LUNAR SYSTEM
A lunar calendar is a calendar based upon the monthly cycles of the Moon's phases (synodic months), in contrast to solar calendars, whose annual cycles are based only directly upon the solar year. The most commonly used calendar, the Gregorian calendar, is a solar calendar system that originally evolved out of a lunar calendar system.
THE HIJRI SYSTEM
Islam also shares the same concept of timetable as the Almighty Lord says in the Holy Quran:
“It is He who made the sun a shining light and the moon a derived light and determined for it phases – that you may know the number of years and account [of time]...”
[Quran, 10: 5]
“Indeed, the number of months with Allah is twelve [lunar] months in the register of Allah [from] the day He created the heavens and the earth; of these, four are sacred. That is the correct religion, so do not wrong yourselves during them...”
[Quran, 9: 36]
The Minimal Muslim
The Minimal Muslim’s Astro- Hijri Calendar 2018 -19 (Ramadan 1439- Ramadan 1440) is an attempt at combining both science and religion via weaving it through the representation of time.
This is also an attempt to revive the centuries-old legacy of Hijri Calendar system and creating an awareness about it.
The calendar puts together the Hijri dates on the Gregorian Calendar, thereby demarcating the lunar cycles corresponding to the Hijri months as well as the Gregorian dates. The calendar further marks out astronomical events about to take place in between May 2018 and May 2019. The Calendar is a product by the Minimal Muslim - Design. Designed and developed by Minimal Muslim - Design & Anandit Sachdev.