Interchanging Muslim and Christian Era Dates

Interchanging Muslim and Christian Era Dates

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Book Specification

Item Code: AZG550
Author: Shahbuddin Ansari and M.M. Jinnah
Publisher: B.R. Publishing Corporation
Language: ENGLISH
Edition: 2008
ISBN: 9788176466073
Pages: 103
Other Details 11.50 x 9.00 inch
Weight 620 gm

Book Description

About the Book
There are many books dealing with this specialized subject, but when the author engaged himself in this work he found from: his study and experience that the Conversion Tables in circulation are not very comprehensive and suffered mainly from two shortcomings inaccuracy and intricacy. This work tries to rectify both.

On this topic author's cyclopedic work of interchanging Gregorian and Hijrah dates from 120 BH to 2010 AH (506 AD to 2571 AD) has already published under the title of A Compendium of Muslim and Christian Dates. But in the present title author has specifically compiled the Julian Era dates. from 564 AD to 1582 AD (60 BH to 990 AH) and the Gregorian Era dates from 1583 AD (991 AH) onwards. This work consists of four chapters in all.

Chapter-1 is exclusively devoted to the delineating the inadequacy of the extant conversion tables; adoption of the new style dates; interchanging of the old and new style dates and the Muslim day and the Christian day.

Chapter-II is concerned with interchanging of the Hijrah and Christian dates from 564 AD (60 BH) onwards. Chapter III deals with the formulas to calculate the Julian or the Gregorian date of the first day of any lunar month from 564 AD (60 BH) onwards. Chapter IV is exclusively for interchanging of the old and new style dates.

This handbook of interchanging Muslim and Christian Era dates has been prepared after considerable study and labour with the hope that it will be useful to students and scholars as well as laymen alike.

About the Author
Shahabuddin Ansari having gained an M.A. Degree in English in 1978 started writing articles on Islamic matters, especially the Islamic Calender. His initial learning has been towards studying various dating systems. So far series of articles on Islamic matters and the Islamic Calendar and conversion of the Islamic dates into Christian dates have appeared in the Muslim world League Journal, Saudi Arabia. Hamdard Islamicus Quarterly, Pakistan, and Islamic Culture Quarterly, hayderabad (India).

The author's most favorite topic is the study of the dates, weather and climatic conditions prevailing at the time of the Hijrah (Emigration) and some other important Ghazwat. Also their synchronism in relation to the Christian Era dates.

The author is of the view that the corresponding Christian dates do not synchronizes with the weather and climatic conditions which prevailed at the time of the Ghazwat (Expeditions) of the prophet Muhammad. This wrong synchronism of the Christian date prompted the author to work on this topic. The author has been engaged in this work since 1984 and divided the whole study. into three phases: Phase-I The Study of the various calendrical systems Phase-II The Study of the synchronizing of Phase-III The Study of the Islamic events in the Muslim and Christian dates relation to the dates, time and prevailing weather conditions and their synchronism in Chriastian dates. The first two phases of the study have been completed and published in three volumes under the titles of The compendium of the Calendars; The Compendium of the Muslim and Christian Dates and Interchanging Muslim and Christian Era Dates. Professor M.M. Jinnah (b.1959-) has obtained P.H.D. Degree from Kuman University, Nainital in 1984. Currently he is teaching as professor in the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, Kuman University, S.S.J. Campus, Almora.

Our Initial objective in getting involved in this challenging topic was a curiosity to find out as to why the dates of any Islamic event and its climatic conditions do not coincide with the dates of the present Hijarah calendar. We have been engaged in this work since 1984. The present study is not a direct approach to the main subject, but a preparatory step towards it. Before dealing with this issue, it will be necessary to make a comprehensive study of the of various calendrical systems and the conversion process of the dates suitable for the scrutiny the subject to be dealt with.

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