The Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs has launched the new identity for the Omani Calendar Application under the auspices of Minister of Interior HE Sayyid Hamoud Bin Faisal Al Busaidi.
An e-Zakat system was also launched for the first time.
A film on the calendar history in Islam was shown. The film highlighted the importance of astronomy in the Hijra calendar and how it attributed to accurate times for prayers.
The film also shed light on the role of Islamic astrologists, their contributions and innovation, as well as the role of the Omanis in the calendar.
The new application allows users to know the Hijra and Gregorian calendar, as well as the prayer timings.
It also includes an e-note and allows users to know the shape of moon every night.
The event was attended by ministers, undersecretaries, members of Shura Council, advisers and officials at the Ministry.
Oman News Agency