MARA launches Omani Calendar Application
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.