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Islamic Holidays

Since these holidays change with the Islamic calendar, they are celebrated in a different climatic season each year.

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topic with a different season for each year.


Islamic Holidays

Islamic holidays change with the Islamic calendar.
The Islamic calendar is based on lunar observation; thus, the dates may vary by one or two days. Dates apply to North America.

Here are the dates of Islamic holidays, including Muharram, Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr, and Mawlid al-Nabi, from 2006 to 2014.
Check it here:
source : www.infoplease.com

The Islamic (Hijri) Calendar
The Islamic calendar is based on the lunar year of about 354 days. The number of days each month is adjusted according to the lunar cycle, beginning about two days after the new moon. The months drift backward over the seasons, returning to their starting points after about 33 lunar years. The Islamic year begins on the first day of Muharram, and is counted from the year of the Hegira (anno Hegirae)—the year in which Muhammad emigrated from Mecca to Medina (A.D. 622).

The year 2008 translates to A.H. 1428–1429.
The year 2009 translates to A.H. 1429–1430.

source : www.infoplease.com/


Muslim Holidays

There are two main holidays in Islam, Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha.
The way that holidays are recognized can vary across cultures, as well as across sects of Islam, Sunni and Shia. Muslim holidays generally follow the lunar calendar, and thus move each year relative to the solar calendar.The Islamic calendar has 12 months and 354-355 days. Sunni and Shia lunar calendars do not always coincide: sometimes a Shia holiday and the same Sunni holiday occur on two different days, typically two successive ones.
Islamic dates are based on a lunar calendar, and may vary by 1-2 days from what is predicted below.

Festive day ... 2008 ................. 2009 ............... 2010
Islamic Newyear 10. January - - - - - -
Ashura ................ 19. January .....07. January / - - -
Mawlid an-Nabi 20. March ... 09. March ........ 26. February
Lailat al Miraj 31. July ............20. July ...... ?
Lailat al Barat 18.August .......07. August ...?
Ramadan 01. September ...... 22. August ........ 11. August
Lailat al Qadr 28. September ...17. September .. ?
Eid ul-Fitr 01. October ...........21. September ..10. Sept.
Eid ul-Adha 08. December .... 27. November .. 17. Nov.
Islamic Newyear 29. Dec. ..... 18. Dec. .............. 07. Dec.
Ashura ... - - - .......................27. Dec. ............17. Dec.

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January 14, 2014
Prophet Muhammad’s birthday is commemorated by Muslims during the month of Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month of the Muslim calendar. Prophet Muhammad’s birthday is also called Maulud Nabi in Malaysia, and is commonly marked by religious lectures and readings of the Quran.

Muhammad’s birth was approximately in the year 570 (in the Gregorian Calendar). His uncle raised him after both the boy’s parents died while he was very young. Prophet Muhammad learned the trades of the merchant and of shepherding.

He began to preach around the age of 40. Eventually, he and his followers numbering around ten thousand took control of Mecca. Muhammad died from an illness in 632 after uniting Arabia into a single Muslim entity.
source - publicholidays.com.my

Birthday of Muhammad s.a.w
Lights to east and west
Nonstop enchanting,
Syailallahualai Muhammad
Till the end...

- Shared by Mokhtar Sah Malik -
Haiku Culture Magazine, 2014



The Islamic calendar (or Hijri calendar) is a purely lunar calendar. It contains 12 months that are based on the motion of the moon, and because 12 synodic months is only 12 x 29.53=354.36 days, the Islamic calendar is consistently shorter than a tropical year, and therefore it shifts with respect to the Christian calendar.
The calendar is based on the Qur'an (Sura IX, 36-37) and its proper observance is a sacred duty for Muslims.
The Islamic calendar is the official calendar in countries around the Gulf, especially Saudi Arabia. But other Muslim countries use the Gregorian calendar for civil purposes and only turn to the Islamic calendar for religious purposes.
source: http://www.webexhibits.org/calendars/calendar-islamic.html

The names of the 12 months that comprise the Islamic year are:

1. Muharram
2. Safar
3. Rabi’ al-awwal (Rabi’ I or Rabi the first)
4. Rabi’ al-thani (Rabi’ II or Rabi the second)
5. Jumada al-awwal (Jumada I, Jumada the first)
6. Jumada al-thani (Jumada II, Jumada the second)
7. Rajab
8. Sha'ban
9. Ramadan (Ramadhan)
10. Shawwal
11. Dhu al-Qi'dah
12. Dhu al-Hijjah
source: http://www.infoplease.com/spot/islamicholidays.html

For example:
Eid al-Adha or Eid-ul-Adha (10th day of Dhu'l-Hijjah or Dhu al-Hijjah), the celebration concluding the Hajj/Hag; pilgrimage.

Heike Gewi, Yemen

YEMEN Saijiki


So far in the World Kigo Database

Eid-ul-Adha / Eid al-Adha / Festival of Sacrifice

Idd ul Fitr (Ramadan ends) Eid Al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr

Eid Al-Kabir/ Aid Al Kabir

Lailatul Qadr : The Night of Power
Laylat al-Qadr, Shab-e-Qadr

..... Ramadhan in Kenya
..... Ramadan ends (Idd ul Fitr) Ramadhan

Things found on the way

Related words

***** . Dargah Sufi Islamic Shrine .


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