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Question By : Beazedin Mustafa

Al salaamu alaykum

Why in Islam muslims say that the night is coming / counting before the day?

For instance in Thursday evening (Gregorian) they call it Friday night..

Please explain.


Reply By : Mohd. Shihabuddin Qasmi
Designation : Mufti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of Allah, All Gracious, All Merciful
Wa Alaikumossalaam
Dear Brother in Islam
The answer to your question is as follows:

There are two types of system; lunar and solar.
As per the lunar system, the day starts from early dawn and ends to the sunset. And Islamic calendar is based on that system. Therefore, it is said that the night comes before the day.

And Allah knows the best,

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