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How did Islam calculate time back when it came about

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham


Answered by: Maulana Imran Mughal


Question:


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah


How did Islam calculate time back when it came about?


 


Answer:


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


 


Allah says in the Quran “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…”[1]


The Islamic calendar follows the lunar calendar, which means that a month is either 29 or 30 days -as the Prophet (peace be upon him) has explicitly mentioned in another hadith- according to when the moon is sighted.


 


Only Allah SWT alone knows best.


Answered by Maulana Imran Mughal


Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


Darul Ifta Birmingham


 



[1]Quran, 9:36.


 


 


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