Cesarean Moon Births by Hamza Yusuf
An article negating the modern view of scholars for starting new Islamic month based on astronomical calculations instead of physically viewing the new moon
Islamic Date Module v1.0 for Joomla 1.5
Islamic Date is a highly customizable and fully localizable module for Joomla 1.5.x that displays Islamic (Hijri or Hijrah) date on your homepage (or anywhere else). It can also display Gregorian date. Features iclude:
- Fully localizable: so all month names and day names can be manually configured to match any language (plus dir attribute can be set to Right-to-left or Left-to-right)
- Fully customizable: with options for showing weekday, order of dates, calendar symbols, Hijri date adjustment for moonsighting, and custom formatting of the dates.
Future plans for this module include the following:
- Including timezone for change of date (calculating midnight). Current timezone in use is UTC.
- Including option for changing Hijri date at Sunset (corresponding to a particular location, given in Longitude, Latitude)
- Inclusion of multiple algorithms for Hijri date calculation (e.g. Kuwaiti algorithm, Umm al-Qura of Saudi Arabia, and few others)
- Option for displaying digits in localized formats (English, Indic, Indic-Arabic, and others)
- Option for displaying date as Text or Picture
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Version 1.0.0: First version released on 30 July 2009, with features stated above.