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Islamic Calendar & Ramadhan. / the day Macca was conquered
« on: February 29, 2012, 02:38:12 AM »
On the following table ) stands for the first waxing crescent of the lunar month and O is the full moon it waxes up to.

In 630 AD the Rabi al-Awwal crescent appeared in the evening of June 17, and it waxed up to the full moon in the evening of 30 June. It was actually the scorching full moon (شهر رمضان) because it followed the summer solstice. 

)1 RAw=18 Jun..….1.O 30 Jun 630 (http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/moonphases.html?year=630&n=0)
)1 RTh=18 Jul…...…2.O29 Jul
)1 JUl=16 Aug….....3.O28 Aug
)1 JAh=15 Sep…....4.O27 Sep

It is said that Macca was conquered in 630 AD. If that is true, the believers must have  entered the city in the morning of 18 June. It can easily be deduced from 9:2 and 9:5.

The day the believers entered the town, they warned the Maccan pagans that they had to either face death or surrender (9:2) in 4 full moons time, which were actually the forbidden full moons of the year because the given time was supposed to expire as soon as the forbidden months ended (9:5) .

The day of the conquest had to be the very beginning of the forbbiden months; otherwise the duration of the truce would be violated.   

Is this calculation correct?

Peace,
Hasan Akcay

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M Asad’s translation:

AND WHEN you go forth (to war) on earth, you will incur no sin by SHORTENING your prayers if you have reason to fear that those who are bent on denying the truth might suddenly fall upon you: for, verily, those who deny the truth are your open foes.

Verb taqsuroo means SHORTEN in the translations like the one above. But a muslim I know objects. He says taqsuroo is intransitive whereas SHORTEN is transitive; so they can not be alike.

Is he right? According to him salaat is Quran instruction rather than contact prayers. He translates the verse like this:

AND WHEN you go forth (to war) on earth, you will incur no sin by having to do without your Quran lessons if you have reason to fear that those who are bent on denying the truth might suddenly fall upon you: for, verily, those who deny the truth are your open foes.

Thanks in advance for he explanation.

Peace,
Hasan Akçay

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Questions/Comments on the Quran / need help with YOOSEEKUM
« on: October 22, 2007, 11:07:17 AM »
Verse 11 of An-Nisaa reads Yooseekumu Allahu fee awladikum. What does yoosee literally mean? Does it come from the same root as  wassaa in Al-An’am 151?

Thank you for advance and

peace
Hasan Akcay

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Questions/Comments on the Quran / sum of shares bigger than whole
« on: October 02, 2007, 01:10:10 PM »
A woman who dies leaves behind 300 units of money to her husband, mother, father, and only daughter. What is their share each?

According to An-Nisa 11 her husband gets 1:4, her mother 1:6, her father 1:6, her only daughter 1:2.

But when I add up the shares, the sum appears to be bigger than the whole: 3:12 + 2:12 + 2:12 + 6:12 = 13:12.

What does the mistake stem from?

Peace,
Hasan Akcay

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Questions/Comments on the Quran / Singular of ka'bain in 5:6
« on: July 07, 2006, 04:01:53 PM »
I am told that the singular form of ka'bain in 5:6 is ka'b. Is that correct? I just want to make sure. Please help. Thanks a lot.

Peace,
Hasan Akcay

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