MARA launches Omani Cal­en­dar Ap­pli­ca­tion

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

Muscat - The Min­istry of Awqaf and Re­li­gious Af­fairs (MARA) on Wed­nes­day launched the new iden­tity for the Omani Cal­en­dar Ap­pli­ca­tion un­der the aus­pices of H E Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al Bu­saidi, Min­is­ter of In­te­rior.

On the oc­ca­sion, MARA also launched the eZakat Sys­tem.

A film on the cal­en­dar his­tory in Is­lam was screened on the oc­ca­sion. The film high­lighted the im­por­tance of as­tron­omy in the Hi­jra cal­en­dar and how it pro­vides ac­cu­rate prayer tim­ings.

The film also shed light on the role of Is­lamic as­trol­o­gists, their con­tri­bu­tions and in­no­va­tions, as well as the role of Oma­nis in the Omani cal­en­dar.

The Omani cal­en­dar ap­plica- tion which has been launched by MARA al­lows users to know the Hi­jra and Gre­go­rian cal­en­dars as well as the prayer tim­ings. It also has an eNote and al­lows users to know the shape of moon ev­ery night. The event was at­tended by a num­ber of min­is­ters, un­der­sec- re­taries, mem­bers of Ma­jlis A’Shura, ad­vi­sors and a num­ber of of­fi­cials in the min­istry.

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