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Jumad`al`Akhirah, the sixth month of the Islamic/arabic calendar
The Islamic/nomadic calendaric system is based on the sightings of the new moon.
This is convenient because it doesn't require any sophisticated (heavy, bulky) equipment as the solar calendar does.
The Islamic (lunar) year is eleven days shorter than the
solar (agricultural -christian if you want-) year, therefore both calendars
slowly shift against eachother; 33 solar years make up 34 lunar ones.

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