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The calendar currently in worldwide use for secular purposes based on a cycle of 400 years comprising 146,097 days, giving a year of average length 365.2425 days. The Gregorian calendar is a modification of the Julian calendar in which leap years are omitted in years divisible Eric Weisstein's World of Math by 100 but not divisible Eric Weisstein's World of Math by 400. By this rule, the year 1900 was not a leap year (1900 is divisible by 100 and not divisible by 400), but the year 2000 will be a leap year (2000 is divisible Eric Weisstein's World of Math by 400). The total number of days in 400 years is therefore given by
The Islamic calendar has its starting point at the date of the flight of Mohammed from Mecca to Medina, known as the Hejira. The most widely accepted date for this event in the Gregorian calendar is sunset at July 16, 622 AD. This dating system is used in the Muslim world (except Turkey, which uses the Gregorian calendar) and based on a year of 12 months, each month beginning approximately at the time of the New Moon. (The Iranian calendar, however, is based on a solar year.)
Islamic Events 2010*
* Al-Hijra - 1st Muharramn (Islamic New Year) December 18, 2009
* Israa'/Me'raj (Night Journey to Heavens) July 08, 2010
* Lailatul-Bara'at (Night of Salvation) July 26, 2010
* Ramadan Fasting Begins in North America: August 11, 2010*
* Lailat Ul Qadr (Night of Power): September 05, 2010
* Eid-Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan): September 10, 2010
* Eid-al-Adha (10th Zul-Hijjah) November 16, 2010
Peyser also reports — falsely — that Cordoba House's opening date will be Sept. 11, 2011.
Glenn Beck and Pamela Geller advanced the false claim that the New York City Islamic cultural center will open on September 11, 2011. In fact, both the executive director of one of the groups spearheading the project, as well as the Imam involved, have flatly denied that the center is slated to open on September 11.