The world of science: muslims' philanthropy astronomy contribution

Lee, Bih ni and Sopiah Abdullah, and Wee, Hui Yean (2013) The world of science: muslims' philanthropy astronomy contribution. International Journal of Advanced Computing, Engineering and Application (IJACEA), 2 (4). pp. 57-60. ISSN 2319-281X


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Moon and sun are of vital in the daily life of every Muslim. This paper is a library research and history review on the special interest of the muslims in astronomy. The findings are by the moon, Muslims determine the beginning and the end of the months in their lunar calendar. By the sun the Muslims calculate the times for prayer and fasting. It is by means of astronomy that Muslims can determine the precise direction of the Qiblah, during prayer, to face the Ka'bah in Makkah. The Jilali is the most precise science computing, solar calendar, superior to the Julian, devised under the supervision of Umar Khayyam

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Muslims Science Computing, Muslims Astronomy, Muslims Solar Calendar
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Psychology and Education
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2016 05:44
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2017 02:31

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