After a bit thinkering of the actionscript code that propels the islamic calendar widgets on my site, I can now generate the yearly or monthly calendar automatically. The generated calendar has the islamic hijri dates along side the dates in christian era (CE). The calendar is color coded so that you can find easily when the hijri month starts and its corresponding date in christian era. For those who practise the sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad pbuh.: fasting for three days each lunar month on the days of full moon (Yaum al-Bidh), these days are also marked. An info box about important islamic dates (Islamic New Year, Ashura, Ramadan, Eid ul-Fitr, Eid ul-Adha) for the year is also presented.
Some of you may already notice that for the hijri calendar widgets I used the formula from Ummul Qura to calculate the islamic date. The decision to use this formula was, among others, to bring the displayed hijri date in synchronisation with the calendar system that is referenced by many muslim countries. Thus, many users … Read moreIslamic Calendar Calculation Updated