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Prophet's birthday 13 January: Egypt edicts authority

The third Islamic month, Rabei Al-Awwal, will start Thursday, with the Prophet Mohamed's birthday marked 13 January

Ahram Online , Wednesday 1 Jan 2014
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Egypt's Dar Al-Ifta, the main authority that issues Islamic fatwas (religious edicts), announced on Wednesday that according to the citing of the crescent Thursday will be the first day of the third Islamic month, Rabei Al-Awwal, the month within which Islam's Prophet Mohamed was born.

A statement issued by Dar Al-Ifta Wednesday added that the 12th day of Rabei Al-Awwal of the Hijri year of 1435, which corresponds to 13 January 2014, marks the birth of the Prophet, a holiday widely celebrated across Egypt.

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Farhan
02-01-2014 02:45am
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Why Egypt still depends on this old practice ?
They should use modern technology and standardize the months. This is really stupid to not know the actual start of month.
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Ron HW
01-01-2014 10:47pm
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quoting or seeing?
sighting of the crescent, not citing!
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