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However, it is common among Sevener Shi'ites (Isma'ili), including the Bohras (Musta'lis) and Nizaris (Isma'ili Khojas, Aga Khanis).

Unfortunately, these criteria are not based on science.

There are currently about one million Bohras and about 15 millions Nizaris, compared to over a billion Sunnis and close to a hundred million Twelver Shi'ites.

Both of these groups are today primarily Indian Muslim groups, but they trace their history from the Fatimid Caliphate that ruled Egypt from about 970 to 1171.

MUIS seems to move the location of their calendar around from year to year.

If the link doesn't work, go to their homepage and look under "Downloads" or do a search for Takwim (or Taqwim).

The minimum possible values of the three variables in the MABIMS criteria are approximately: The article Re-evaluation of Hilaal Visibility in Indonesia by Thomas Djamaluddin gives interesting background to the MABIMS criteria.

He looks at 38 reported sightings from religious courts.

Eid ul-Fitr (Hari Raya Puasa) was celebrated in Singapore on January 8 2000.