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October 12, 2001
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Ever wonder about the Islamic Calendar? finishing up the month of Rajab about Oct 16 "The number of months with Allah has been twelve months by Allah's ordinance since the day He created the heavens and the earth. Of these four are known as sacred" (Holy Quran, ch., v 36)Muharram, Rajab, Dhul Qadah and Dhul Hijja are considered to be sacred months. Fighting during these sacred months is considered to be a sin. I am so ignorant of other cultures.
posted by redhead (7 comments total)

 
hmm ... is it me, or is 11th september actually 23 Jumada-II, not Rajab (or any of the other three)?

here's what i'm talking about (from the linked site, my emphasis):


posted by walrus at 11:26 AM on October 12, 2001


hmm ... is it me, or is 11th september actually 23 Jumada-II, not Rajab (or any of the other three)?

here's what i'm talking about (from the linked site, my emphasis):


posted by walrus at 11:28 AM on October 12, 2001


sorry about the dubble ...
posted by walrus at 11:29 AM on October 12, 2001


was not suggesting sept 11th.
I thought the significance, Rajab the holy month ends around October 16th. It won't be a sin to wage war after that, during the month of say Sha ban, which starts in the US on or about October 17th.
Considering the FBI alert yesterday it might be worth noting.
Also the Islamic Holy Day Lailat al Miraj (27 Rajab):
The night journey and ascent of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), and the revelation of Salat.
is celebrated Rajab 27 the equivalent of October 15th.
posted by redhead at 1:57 PM on October 12, 2001


Notice also on your calendar pic that RJ does not start until September the 19. Which would be precisely right the the bombings on the 11th did not occur during an Islamic Holy month.
posted by redhead at 2:01 PM on October 12, 2001


Aren't the Taliban and the Northern Alliance waging war right now? Man, Allah is going to be pissed!
posted by xiffix at 2:07 PM on October 12, 2001


Well, last I read they were shooting back and forth, but no casualties to report. And I would think "an extreme observant Muslim" probably wouldn't issue an order to kill when it was strictly forbidden by the Koran.
posted by redhead at 2:42 PM on October 12, 2001


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