Monthly Archives: December 2009

The End of IYA2009

Dear everyone,

We are about to end this Great Year of AstrO. It was a wonderful and exciting year that all had ever experienced.

Everyone who participated and took part in this great year knows this. Hopefully next year I will cover some of the greatest IYA2009 events… 🙂

Congratulations for everyone, by now I think lots of people know about Space and Astronomy.

But that’s still not enough for others , well do you want to

You can still visit the IYA2009 page including Astronomy BEYOND 2009 for more up-to date news & events

I wish you All a



I think from now onwards, 2010 and beyond will be a real space odyssey

ALL the best


Clear Skies,



Surah Ar-Rahman – سُوۡرَةُ الرَّحمٰن

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

فَإِذَا ٱنشَقَّتِ ٱلسَّمَآءُ فَكَانَتۡ وَرۡدَةً۬ كَٱلدِّهَانِ (٣٧) فَبِأَىِّ ءَالَآءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبَانِ (٣٨)


And when the heaven splitteth asunder and becometh rosy like red hide – (37) Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny? – (38)

Surah Ar-Rahmanسُوۡرَةُ الرَّحمٰن


Surah Fussilat – سُوۡرَةُ فُصّلَت

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

سَنُرِيهِمۡ ءَايَـٰتِنَا فِى ٱلۡأَفَاقِ وَفِىٓ أَنفُسِہِمۡ حَتَّىٰ يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمۡ أَنَّهُ ٱلۡحَقُّ‌ۗ أَوَلَمۡ يَكۡفِ بِرَبِّكَ أَنَّهُ ۥ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ شَہِيدٌ (٥٣)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

We shall show them Our portents on the horizons and within themselves until it will be manifest unto them that it is the Truth. Doth not thy Lord suffice, since He is Witness over all things? (53)


Surah Fussilatسُوۡرَةُ فُصّلَت

Accurate Times (AT)

By Mohammad Odeh

Accurate Times is the official program adopted by the Jordanian Ministry
of Islamic Affairs to calculate the prayer times in Jordan. The program runs
under Windows, and it is written by Mohammad Odeh, a member of the Jordanian
Astronomical Society (JAS), and the Vice-President  of Crescents’ Observation
and Mawaqeet Committee, of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences (AUASS).

Accurate Times calculates the following astronomical events:-

1- Islamic prayer times (Fajer, Shuroq, Dhohur, Aser, Maghreb, and Isha).
2- Sun times (Beginning and end of twilight, sunrise, sunset, and Sun transit).
3- Moon times (Moon rise, Moon transit, and Moon set).
4- Moon phases (Geocentric or Topocentric).
5- Crescent visibility for both; new and old crescents.
6- Crescent visibility world map for both; new and old crescents.
7- Calculations for Sun and Moon ephemeris.
8- Qiblah direction (Direction to Ka’bah in Mecca).
9- Qiblah time (The time at which the Sun or Sun’s shadow is at the Qiblah direction).
10- Hejric-Gregorian conversion.
11- The prayer call (Athan) launches automatically when it is the time of the prayer.
12- A reminder is heard few minutes before the next prayer.

I’ve been using this software since years, and everyone asks me about it, so just thought to post it up here

Have Fun, extra information can be found in ICOP, JAS & under Help within the software itself

Clear Skies

Al-Fatiha سُوۡرَةُ الفَاتِحَة

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ (١)

ٱلۡحَمۡدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ (٢) ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ (٣) مَـٰلِكِ يَوۡمِ ٱلدِّينِ (٤) إِيَّاكَ نَعۡبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسۡتَعِينُ (٥) ٱهۡدِنَا ٱلصِّرَٲطَ ٱلۡمُسۡتَقِيمَ (٦) صِرَٲطَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَنۡعَمۡتَ عَلَيۡهِمۡ غَيۡرِ ٱلۡمَغۡضُوبِ عَلَيۡهِمۡ وَلَا ٱلضَّآلِّينَ (٧)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful (1)

Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, (2) The Beneficent, the Merciful. (3) Owner of the Day of Judgment, (4) Thee (alone) we worship; Thee (alone) we ask for help. (5) Show us the straight path, (6) The path of those whom Thou hast favoured. Not (the path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray. (7)


Al-Fatiha – سُوۡرَةُ الفَاتِحَة