1st Edition

Design, Development and Analysis of Lunar Crescent Visibility Criterion With Python

    136 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The analysis of lunar crescent visibility criterion is vital in providing a comparative insight for predicting the visibility and suitability for Hijri calendar determination. Whilst there have been previous attempts to measure the performance of lunar crescent visibility criterion, these attempts only apply to a singular analysis and not a comparative examination.

     

    This book explores the development of an analysis tool for lunar crescent visibility criterion using an integrated lunar crescent visibility database. The analysis tool, called HilalPy and HilalObs, was developed in the form of a Python library, so that it can be integrated into other software and webpages to enable deployment into various operating systems. This book will provide useful insights for the future development of lunar crescent visibility criterion, particularly for calendrical purposes.

     

    Key Features:

    ●       Presents an analysis tool for lunar crescent visibility based on an integrated lunar crescent report database.

    ●       Offers researchers and practitioners the capability to perform comparative analyses of the percentage of reliability in lunar crescent visibility criteria, thereby contributing to the construction of robust criteria for determining the Hijri calendar.

    ●       Provides a comprehensive resource for researchers, students, policymakers, and practitioners involved in the determination of the Hijri calendar.

    Chapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2: Design and Development of Lunar Crescent Visibility Criterion. Chapter 3: Development of Analysis Tool for Lunar Crescent Visibility Criteria and Moonsighting Records. Chapter 4: Assessment of the Lunar Crescent Visibility Criterion. Chapter 5: Conclusion and Summary. Bibliography.  

    Biography

    Muhamad Syazwan Faid, PhD. Department of Islamic Studies, Centre for General Studies and Co-curricular, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

     

    Mohd Saiful Anwar Mohd Nawawi, PhD. Department of Fiqh and Usul, Academy of Islamic Studies, Universiti Malaya.

     

    Mohd Hafiz Mohd Saadon PhD. Department of Fiqh and Usul, Academy of Islamic Studies, Universiti Malaya.