2013 Calendars: Religions: Islam
(Every effort has been made to assure that the dates below are correct)
Islamic Holidays 2013
January 24, 2013
Isra Al Mi'Raj (Ascent of the Prophet Muhammad)
June 06, 2013
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):
June 23, 2013
July 09, 2013
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 03, 2013
Eid-Al-Fitr (Celebrating the Fast)
August 08, 2013
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)
October 15, 2013
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 04, 2013
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
November 13, 2013
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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