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An Introduction to the Muslim Calendar
The Outcomes of the Faculties and the Virtues of Qualities, Ottoman MS, 1591

An Introduction to the Muslim Calendar

Marking Sacred Time

An Introduction to the Muslim Calendar

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8 pm

 

In Honor of Ramadan

Who created the Muslim calendar? What are the major Muslim holidays? And why do the dates of the fast of Ramadan shift every year?
As the holy Muslim month of Ramadan comes to a close, join Professor Miri Shefer Mossensohn of Tel Aviv University in conversation with Dr. Samuel Thrope, Curator of the Islam and Middle East Collection, about the history and meaning of the Muslim sacred year. Our conversation will touch on the development of the lunar Hijri calendar from its beginnings to today, and the principal dates and events throughout the year. We will also consider how the Muslim calendar relates to the Christian and Jewish calendars.

 

Dr. Samuel Thrope, Curator of the Islam and Middle East Collection, National Library of Israel, in conversation with Dr. Miriam Shefer Mossensohn, Associate Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern and African History at Tel Aviv University, and Head of the Zvi Yazetz School of Historical Studies

When?

Tuesday May 11th 29 Iyar 08:00 - 09:00

Participants

Dr. Samuel Thrope, Dr. Miriam Shefer Mossensohn

Where?

Online Zoom Event Map

For Who?

Everyone

Language

English

Price

Free

The Outcomes of the Faculties and the Virtues of Qualities, Ottoman MS, 1591