Sep
2
2011

Top 10 Islamic Festivals/Events

Islam one of the most popular religion in the world. Now a days its the festival of Eid that Muslims are celebrating. So top 10 Marvels decide to present the list of Islamic festivals.

Islamic Festivals

Friday – A Holy Day

Friday is an holy day for Muslims, on that day they offer special prayers.

Muharram (1 Muharram)

The Islamic New Year
The month of Muharram marks the beginning of the Islamic liturgical year. 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. July 16, 622).

Youm-e-Ashura (9-10 Muharram)

On these two days (9th and 10th Muharram), the whole days mourning processions and rallies of Ahl-e-Tahi come out getting laced with the mourners who cry and beat their chests in commemoration of the tragic incident of Karbalah.

Shab-e-Meraj

On 27th RajabĀ  (40 Aamul Feel) the Holy Prophet (PBUH) made known to the people his mission of Prophet hood.

Laila-tul-Qadar

Lailatul Qadr also known as Shab-e-Qadr, the Night of Destiny, Night of Power, Night of Value, the Night of Decree or Night of Measures.

Eid-Milad-un-Nabi (12 Rabi-ul-Awal)

The birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) which occurs in Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar.


Eid-ul-Fitr (1 Shawwal)

The Celebration concluding Ramadan
Ramadan, the month of fasting, ends with the festival of Eid al-Fitr. Literally the “Festival of Breaking the Fast,” Eid al-Fitr is one of the two most important Islamic celebrations (Eid al-Adha is the other). At Eid al-Fitr people dress in their finest clothes, adorn their homes with lights and decorations, give treats to children, and enjoy visits with friends and family.

Eid-ul-Adhha (10 Dhu’l-Hijjah)

Memory of Hazrat Ibrahim’s Sacrifice

One of the most important Islamic festivals, Eid al-Adha begins on the 10 day of Dhu’l-Hijja, the last month of the Islamic calendar. The festival is celebrated by sacrificing a lamb or other animal and distributing the meat to relatives, friends, and the poor. The sacrifice symbolizes obedience to Allah and its distribution to others is an expression of generosity, one of the five pillars of Islam.

Hajj Day

The Muslims from all over the world went to Bait-ul-Allah, Makka, Saudi Arabia to offer Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam.

Ramadan

This is the month in which Muslims do Fast for one month. This is the most holy month of Islamic calendar. In this month Allah arrested the Shaitan/Devil and allow Muslims to do good/kind acts in the month which is full of mercy, kindness, forgiveness etc.


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  • Very nice, i suggest webmaster can set up a forum, so that we can talk and communicate.

  • i like islam and muslims and others.

  • Makkah is best place in the world. I love Makkah so much.

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