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  • Intercalated Calendar Vs Lunar

    Posted by Ahmad Shoaib on October 5, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Some months have sepcifc names like jumada which means ‘dry’. So probably a hot season. So how could a lunar calendar make sense when the ‘dry’ season moves around the year? Wouldn’t it make more sense that an intercalated calendar would be used?

    Ahmad Shoaib replied 3 years, 4 months ago 2 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Intercalated Calendar Vs Lunar

  • Ahmad Shoaib

    Contributor October 5, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Sorry for the typo- i meant lunar

  • Umer

    Moderator October 6, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    For answer, please refer to the video below from 42:58 to 44:04

    • Ahmad Shoaib

      Contributor October 6, 2020 at 4:00 pm

      But does it make sense? Why would a calendar be called dry that could be in a wet season?

    • Ahmad Shoaib

      Contributor October 10, 2020 at 12:27 pm


    • Ahmad Shoaib

      Contributor October 10, 2020 at 12:36 pm

      Rabi ul awwal means the first spring so how does it make sense that it occurs in the winter?

    • Umer

      Moderator October 10, 2020 at 1:46 pm

      Because it is no longer used in literal meaning and has become a proper name of a month which has no bearing on its literal meaning anymore. This is how language transforms as well, by losing one shade of a meaning and adopting another related shades on a permanent and isolated basis.

      One example could be seen in how word ‘khalifa’ travelled through different shades and adopted those shades in a permanent and isolated meaning.

    • Ahmad Shoaib

      Contributor October 10, 2020 at 1:49 pm

      I had a suspicion that it was something like this. Makes sense!

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