2010 Calendars: Religions: Islam
(Every effort has been made to assure that the dates below are correct)
Islamic Holidays 2010
Rabi'I (Islamic - begins at sundown)
February 14, 2010
Begun at sunset, this Muslim holiday commemorates Muhammed's migration to Medina from Mecca. It is celebrated on the first day of the third month of the Islamic calendar.
Rabi'I (Islamic - The Month of the Migration)
February 15, 2010
This Muslim holiday marks the beginning of the month of migration, which commemorates the migration of the faith's Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in the year 622. Begun at sunset on the previous day, the holiday is celebrated on the first day of the third month of the Islamic calendar.
Mawlid Al Nabi (Islamic - The Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad)
February 26, 2010
Isra Al Mi'Raj (Ascent of the Prophet Muhammad)
July 08, 2010
This Muslim holiday commemorates the Prophet Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Jerusalem, his ascent into the Seventh Heavens and his return to Mecca -- all on the same night.
Lailatul-Bara'at (Eve. after 14 Sha'ban):
July 26, 2010
August 11, 2010
The start of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan. Muslims around the world will commemorate the month in which the Koran was revealed by Allah to His prophet Muhammad by fasting from sunrise to sunset.
Lailatul-Qadr (Night after 26th Ramadan)
September 05, 2010
Eid-Al-Fitr (Celebrating the Fast)
September 10, 2010
This Muslim holiday, marking the end of Ramadan, is celebrated with a joyous, three-day feast commencing at sundown. Eid al-Fitr is also called the Festival of Fast-Breaking.
Eid-Al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)
November 16, 2010
This Muslim holiday, celebrated during the time of the annual hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca, marks the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael, as commanded by God. The day is consecrated with an animal sacrifice, of which one-third is shared with the poor while the other two-thirds is enjoyed with family and friends.
Muharram 1 (Al-Hijra - Islamic New Year)
December 07, 2010
Today is the first month of the Islamic calendar and the start of the new year. (began the previous night at sundown)
Ashura: Tenth Day
December 16, 2010
This Shia Muslim holiday commemorates the death of Muhammad's grandson, killed during the Battle of Karbala. Celebrated on the 10th of Islamic month of Muharram, Ashura is a day of fasting, reflection and meditation.
Actual starting date depends on the sighting of the moon in North America.
All Islamic Days begin at sunset the preceding evening.
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