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question about islamic calendar 

I've read that friday is the prayer day in islam and in modern times it's in many places a free day like western weekend.

But what I haven't been able to find is, on what day does an islamic week start? Does it start on friday? Or does it end on friday (and thus start on saturday)? Or is the question irrelevant in the context of islamic calendar?

answer about islamic calendar 

@Stoori In Arabic, the days of the week are named after numbers, with the exception of friday and saturday. So, etymologically, the week starts on sunday (الأحد), because it derives from the arabic word for «one» (واحد). Monday (الاثنين) is the second day, tuesday (الثلاثاء) is the third, etc.

In real life, it's irrelevent. I grew up in Morocco, which is at least 98% muslim. The week starts on monday, and I never heard of an ‘islamic week’! 😆

answer about islamic calendar 

@ady_luimeme thank you!

question about islamic calendar 

@Stoori I can share somewhat relevant info about jewish calendar which is somewhat similar (and is used in Israel), are you interested?

question about islamic calendar 

@IngaLovinde Thank you, but this is not any big project, and I've found it much easier to find information about jewish calendar.

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