Evidences to prove that 1-1-1 H was on a Thursday (the next day of Eclipse/Conjunction)
from: Chief Editor, Hijri Committee of India email@example.com
date: Mon, Nov 12
, 2012 at 10
subject: Evidences to prove that 1
H was on a Thursday (the next day of Eclipse/Conjunction)
Dear Br. Khalid Shaukat
Assalaamu Alaikkum Wa Rahmathullaahi wa Barakaathu hu
In your last mail, you have asked how Umar (RA) knew about the solar eclipse as it was not seen
in Arabia. We are happy that you have accepted that the Eclipse was there on Wednesday and
it goes without saying that eclipse occurs on the the Day of Conjunction (to put it in simple language)
and that it is the last day of the month.
They (RA) were true followers of the Prophet (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) who lived
100% as per Quran and observed the moon-phases which Quran 2:189 says are the dates
and who found-out "Urj Oonil Qadeem" which Quran 36:39 says as the last visible phase of the
moon and who easily identified the day of conjunction (the last day of the month).
They (RA) were not like majority of present-day Muslims who look at moon only on
3 or 4 times a year. They (RA) were also not like majority of present-day Muslims who missed
the first fast of Ramdhaan nor they (RA) ever fasted on the Eid Day like majority of present-day
Just imagine without computers or calculators how much difficult it would be for us to findout
on which week-day was the date - 1st of Muharram 1417 H. ( We challenge anyone to findout correctly
without using computer or calculators, on which week-day was 1-1-1417 H with the dates of
conjunction in each month. Then tell us who is "illiterate")
Umar (RA) and the Companions (RA) were competent enough to pin-point the 1st of Muharram
of 1 Hijri year to Thursday. They (RA) did it by back-tracking the dates of more than 200 months.
It shows how much they (RA) were well-versed with recording accurately the start and end of each month
for nearly 17 years. Allaahu Akbar !! Almighty Allah bestowed them with immense knowledge on the subject.
Masha Allah !!
Now a days many Muslims, by not studying the hadeeth properly, are branding them (RA)
as illiterate and as the ones who do not know calculation !!! What a pity !!!
You have also asked, " where Al Biruni has recorded the 1-1-1 H as Thursday".
We are giving below the relevant parts from "Islam - An Historical Introduction"
Edited by Gerhard Endress (translated by Carole Hillenbrand) where he has quoted
from Al Biruni's book " Al Aathaar al Baaqiya".
You can also see the relevant portion of English translation of "Al Aathaar al Baaqiya" (translated
by C. E. Sachau, London at the end of this mail along with Eclipse data.
FOLLOWING DATA HEREUNDER PROVES THAT 1ST MUHARRAM WAS STARTED ON THE FOLLOWING DAY OF "CONJUNCTION/NEW MOON/ECLIPSE".
1-1-1H = 15 JULY 622 THURSDAY, (FOLLOWING DAY OF CONJUNCTION).
ISLAM - An Historical Introduction, 2 Edited, GERHARD ENDRESS translated by CAROLE HILLENBRAND
EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 0 7486 1620 9 (paperback)
Appendix - 3. The Islamic calendar
Now the most authentic date, which involved no obscurities nor
possible mishaps, seemed to be the date of the Hijra of the Prophet, viz. of his arrival
at MadÈna on Monday, the 8th of the month RabÈÆ I [20th September 622], whilst the
beginning of the year was a Thursday (1st Mu˙arram = 15th July 622]. Now he
adopted this epoch, and fixed thereby the dates in all his affairs. This happened in the
year 17 after the Hijra. (Al-BÈrËnÈ [973–c. 1050]: al-åthÅr al-bÅqiya [‘The Chronology
of Ancient Nations], edited by C. Edward Sachau, Leipzig 1878, pp. 29–30, transl. by
C. E. Sachau, London 1879, pp. 33–4.)
Data on Eclipse of 14 th July 622
PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE (NEW MOON) on Jul 14 05:26 UT
Excerpts from English Translation of "Al Aathaar al Baaqiya"
PHASES OF THE MOON: 601 TO 700 NASA
We are sure all are now convinced that 1-1-1 H was
on a Thursday.
Umer (RA) who formulated the the Hijri Calendar himself started the Muharram of 1H on the
following day on which Conjunction/Eclipse took place. Then, how can one start the new
Hijri month after seeing the hilaal on the west sky, now??
Every one will agree that Umar (RA) and the Sahaba (RA) present at that time
would never go against the instructions of the Prophet (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam)
who taught them about Sharia.
This itself proves that the starting of new month after seeing the hilaal is a Bid'ah !!
Prophet (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) never practiced it nor the Sahaba (RA).
WHY SHOULD PRESENT-DAY MUSLIMS FOLLOW A BID'AH ?????
Why Br. Mohamed Ilyas, Br. Omar Afzal, Br. Mohamed Odeh, Br Sultan Alam, you,
to name a few, and the rest propagating this Bid'ah and helping Iblees in his
devious attempt ??
PLEASE STOP PROPAGATING THIS BID'AH. Enough is enough. May Almighty Allah
forgive sins, errors and faults of all of us. Aameen
Repeating the same mistake again and again is a heinous sin. ITHAQULLAH !!
It was during the period of Ottoman 1-1-1 H was changed from Thursday to Friday. Why??
Who manipulated this important data of Islamic history? For What purpose?
We are of the opinion that those who inserted the Jewish tradition of starting
the month after seeing the hilaal did this manipulation. By this
deceitful adulteration they wanted to justify and make millions adopt
a Jewish tradition as Islamic and thereby mislead millions of Muslims
for generations and generations.
Iblees has indeed succeeded in his attempt and has successfully misled and still misleading
Muslims, by making possible a twist of just one day. We seek refuge in Almighty Allah
from the cunning Iblees.
In the name of Almighty Allah, we request all who read this mail to make use of what
all resources they have to warn innocent Muslims about this trap of Iblees and to
make them adopt the correct calendar which has dates tallying with the moon-phases
as directed in Quran 2:189.
In order to have a calendar, directed in Quran 2:189, we must consider
as the last day of the month, the Universal Day in which the Conjunction/Eclipse
takes place, just like Umar (RA), and have to start the new month on the following
day, at fajr, irrespective of the conjunction time or the sunset-moonset
difference at Makkah / anyother place.
May Almighty Allah keep all of us in the Right Path. Aameen
May Almighty Allah forgive all our sins, errors and faults and may He, the
Almighty provide all of us with a place in Jannathul Firdouse. Aameen
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