Determination of Zone-based Solah Times: A practice in Malaysia

Authors

  • Mohd Paidi Norman Akademi Pengajian Islam Kontemporari, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Mohd Zaid Daud Akademi Pengajian Islam Kontemporari, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Mohd Solahuddin Shahruddin Akademi Pengajian Islam Kontemporari, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Sharifah Fadylawaty Syed Abdullah Akademi Pengajian Islam Kontemporari, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2918

Keywords:

Zones Solah Times, Multi-Point Reference, West-most Point

Abstract

Zone-based solah times depend on the Earth's orbital movement around the sun. JAKIM has introduced zone-based solah times prescribes the times for the zones or areas. Nevertheless, the on-site calculation of zonal solah times is often informed by geographical and state Islamic affairs administrations. This study aims to survey the practices and methods employed to determine the Malaysian states' zonal solah times, using library research and interview approaches. The findings indicated that two typical methods used are the Westernmost Point and Multipoint Reference. Another alternative method provided by Falak experts is Isotime.

Keywords: Zones Solah Times, Multi-Point Reference, West-most Point

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2918

Published

2021-07-31

How to Cite

Norman, M. P. ., Daud, M. Z. ., Shahruddin, M. S. ., & Syed Abdullah, S. F. . (2021). Determination of Zone-based Solah Times: A practice in Malaysia. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(SI4), 185-190. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2918

Issue

Section

Local Cultural / Heritage Environment (Food included)

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