DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ENGLISH AND ISLAMIC CALENDR
ENGLISH CALENDAR: There are 12 month in a year; the Earth completes a revolution around the Sun in one year. This is called a solar year. The counting of the solar year starts from the birth of Prophet Isa (AS). An English month has 30 or 31 days except the month of February which has 28 or 29 days. In a leap year, the month of February has 29 days. Any year which divided by 4 is called a leap year. For example 2008 and 2012 are leap year. There are 365 days in a year but the leap year has 366 days. The detail of the solar or English months is as under:
1. January 31 days 2. February 28 or 29 days 3. March 31 days
4. April 30 days 5. May 31 days 6. June 30 days
7. July 31 days 8. August 31 days 9. Sept 30 days
10. October 31 days 11. November 30 days 12. December 31 days
ISLAMIC CALENDAR: The moon completes a revolution around the earth in one month. These months are called lunar or Islamic months. These are also 12 months in a year. Their counting starts from the day of the migration of the Holy Prophet (SAW) to Madina. The counting of the months of the lunar years is done with reference to the moon. This is why some months have 29 days and some 30 days. The names of these months are as under:
1. Muharram 2. Safar 3. Rabi-ul-Awwal
4. Rabi-un-Sani 5. Jumadi-ul-Awwal 6. Jumadi-us-Sani
7. Rajab 8. Shabaan 9. Ramadan
10 Shawwal 11. Ziqad 12. Zil Hajj
IDENTIFYING DAY AND DATE FROM A CALENDAR. To calculate solar and lunar months of a year, calendars are made. These calendars show days, weeks and months of a year. The dates of a solar year are shown in bigger number while the dates of a lunar year in smaller number.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DECADE, CENTURY & MILLENNIUM. A decade is a period of 10 year, a century is period of 100 years and a millennium is the period of 1000 years span.
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