2014 Calendars: Religions: Islam
(Every effort has been made to assure that the dates below are correct)
Islamic Holidays 2014
January 13, 2014
Isra Al Mi'Raj (Ascent of the Prophet Muhammad)
May 25, 2014
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 12, 2014
June 28, 2014
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)
July 23, 2014
Eid-Al-Fitr (Celebrating the Fast)
July 28, 2014
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 04, 2014
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)
October 25, 2014
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 03, 2014
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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