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The days of the week should just be listed in Arabic (without Urdu translations). As much as I love Urdu, this is an English language article about the Hijri calender, which is in Arabic. Urdu is not even the most common language spoken among Muslims, so better just leave that to the Urdu article (the Persian as well). The Persian days of the week could go in an article describing the Persian calendar system. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs) 08:59, 3 June 2009
Reason for prohibition of intercalation of months
Does anyone have a good explanation as to why this was forbidden by Mohammed? Was it to reduce the importance of the Kalammas?
Why would intercalation be necessary? There doesn't seem to be any particular reason for that.
Intercalation is necessary to keep the months from circling around the year, as they do in the familiar Islamic calendar. With seven intercalated months evenly spaced over 19 years, the synodic lunar and tropical solar cycles line up with just a two-hour discrepancy. Intercalation keeps months and their holidays within particular seasons. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Faris Malik (talk • contribs) 16:07, 11 January 2016
Languages for the days of the week
This section has gotten completely out of hand. The names of the days are listed in so many languages, many of which have very little relevance to the Islamic calendar. This section should be limited to the names in Arabic and English only, just like it is for the months. Abjiklɐm (tɐlk) 15:41, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
I too would support such a change. AstroLynx (talk) 16:52, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
In view of the fact that virtually all the different language versions of this page include the days of the week in their languages, and even way back in 2009 the extraneousness of Urdu days of the week was brought up (Talk:Islamic_calendar#Days_of_the_week_in_Urdu.3F), I think we should just go ahead and do some major surgery, paring the section down to just English and Arabic, as Abjiklɐm has suggested. Leaving it as it is is just an invitation for even more languages to be added in the future. --Akhooha (talk) 18:50, 5 June 2016 (UTC)