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What was the Georgian calendar date when the moon was split?

I'm reading this: People living in other parts of the world witnessed the splitting of the moon as well, which happened 18 June 1178, corresponding with Dhul-Hijjah 29, 573 on the Islamic calendar. ...
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What should I do if on the 29 Shaban the sky is cloudy and I cannot see the Crescent of Shahri Ramadan?

Bismillah. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin. Was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Ashraful Anbiya Sayyidina Muhammad wa 'ala 'Alihi Muhammad. What should I do if on the 29 Shaban the sky is cloudy and I cannot see ...
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Consistent calendar by sight

What if at any 29th day of the month, the weather is always bad, so you can't observe anything, so that you always need to add a 30th day to the month And what if at the contrary, you can always ...
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Are there 2 Laylatul Qadr or just one?

We all know that Laylatul Qadr is in one of the last 5 odd nights of Ramadan (21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th). And as Allah SWT explains it's significance in Quran as The night of Al-Qadr is better ...
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Does "nur" in Qur'an 71:16 mean "reflected light" or just "light"?

Regarding the verse 71:16: وَجَعَلَ ٱلْقَمَرَ فِيهِنَّ نُورًا وَجَعَلَ ٱلشَّمْسَ سِرَاجًا And made the moon therein a [reflected] light and made the sun a burning lamp I saw an Arab ...
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Is this true that the behaviours of moon effects us? Is this believed in in islam?

My mother says when it's full moon or new moon, our body pain increases. Like the behaviour of moon affects us. She says that it is also believed in islam So can anyone please tell me if it's true ...
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Splitting of the Moon By Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) [closed]

I have read about the incident wherein Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) split the moon in 2 and joined them back for the people to witness. I have heard a folklore that a king in the Indian Subcontinent ...
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The splitting of the moon: any metaphoric explanation?

Verse 1 of Surah Al-Qamar very clearly references the story of the moon being split. Mostly I hear the explanation that includes our prophet (PBUH) and the Quraish witnesses. However, I am also ...
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Is it unholy to represent the moon sideways like the horns of a cow? [closed]

In all the history of Islam, where is the moon represented with upwards points? When we see the clock above the tomb of Mohammad, we think: It looks like the horns of a bull! We do not understand ...