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2012 Calendars: Religions: Islam
(Every effort has been made to assure that the dates below are correct)

Islamic Holidays 2012

Muhammad's Birthday
February 04, 2012
Isra Al Mi'Raj (Ascent of the Prophet Muhammad)
June 16, 2012
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.
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Lailatul-Bara'at (Eve. after 14 Sha'ban):
July 04, 2012
July 20, 2012
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.
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Lailatul-Qadr (Night after 26th Ramadan)
August 14, 2012
Eid-Al-Fitr (Celebrating the Fast)
August 19, 2012
Today is the first full day of the three-day Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.
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Eid-Al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)
October 26, 2012
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.
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Muharram 1 (Al-Hijra - Islamic New Year)
November 15, 2012
Today is the first month of the Islamic calendar and the start of the new year. (began the previous night at sundown)
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Ashura: Tenth Day
November 24, 2012
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.
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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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