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  1. hilaladjective

    Of or pertaining to a hilum.


  1. hilal

    Hilal is an Arabic word commonly used to refer to the crescent moon. In Islamic tradition, it holds special significance as it marks the beginning of each lunar month, based on the sighting of the hilal. The appearance of the hilal signals the start of important events, such as the beginning of the fasting month of Ramadan.

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  1. Hilaladjective

    of or pertaining to a hilum


  1. Hilal

    Hilal is an Arabic term, first developed in pre-Islamic Arabia, meaning crescent moon--specifically, the very slight crescent moon that is first visible after a new moon. Muslims look for the hilal when determining the beginning and end of Islamic months, but they don't worship it. The Quran says: "And from among His Signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Prostrate not to the sun nor to the moon, but prostrate to Allah Who created them, if you worship Him.". The need to determine the precise time of the appearance of the hilal was one of the inducements for Muslim scholars to study astronomy. “They ask you, [O Muhammad], about the new moons. Say, ‘They are measurements of time for the people and for Hajj.’”

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  1. HILAL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hilal is ranked #59603 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Hilal surname appeared 339 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Hilal.

    76.7% or 260 total occurrences were White.
    10% or 34 total occurrences were Asian.
    5.6% or 19 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    3.8% or 13 total occurrences were Black.
    3.8% or 13 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hilal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hilal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Hilal in a Sentence

  1. Gowhar Geelani:

    Their hands were tied, no doubt, but they also did nothing to resist Greater Kashmir, hilal Mir can't say what was at risk because nobody risked anything.

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