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The Hijrah: A Focal Point

The Islamic Calendar (Hijri Calendar), was first introduced by the second Rightly Guided Caliph, `Umar ibn Al-Khattab (592-644 C.E.), in an attempt to rationalize the various, at times conflicting, dating systems used during his time. This noble effort was later turned into the most appropriate reference point to the commencement of the new Muslim chronology…

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