2011 Calendars: Religions: Islam
(Every effort has been made to assure that the dates below are correct)
Islamic Holidays 2011
February 15, 2011
Isra Al Mi'Raj (Ascent of the Prophet Muhammad)
June 28, 2011
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 15, 2011
August 01, 2011
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)
August 26, 2011
Eid-Al-Fitr (Celebrating the Fast)
August 30, 2011
Today is the first full day of the three-day Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.
Eid-Al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)
November 06, 2011
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)
November 26, 2011
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 05, 2011
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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