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Muslim, Sufi: religious celerations and observances

Muslim, Sufi: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 2 months






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Isra and Mi'rajTuesday April 12, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Isra and Mi'raj*Wednesday April 13, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Isra and Mi'raj*Wednesday April 13, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Prophet's Ascension (Muslim provinces only)*Wednesday April 13, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Ascension of MohammedWednesday April 13, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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optional holiday*Wednesday April 13, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Ascension of MohammedThursday April 14, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Isra and Mi'raj*Thursday April 14, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Isra and Mi'rajFriday April 15, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Regional holiday**Monday April 25, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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optional holiday**Saturday April 30, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Shab-e-Barat*Monday May 2, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Monday May 16, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Tuesday May 17, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Isra and Mi'raj -
Thursday April 12, 2018

Muslim, Sufi :


Isra and Mi'raj -
Friday April 13, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Mohammed was taken to heaven by his horse Bouraq. This event took place from the rock protected by the Omar mosk dome.


Isra and Mi'raj -
Friday April 13, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Ascension of Muhammad - special date rules apply in Kuwait


Prophet's Ascension (Muslim provinces only) -
Friday April 13, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Basilan, Kudarat, Lanao del Norte & del Sud, Maguindanao, North Cotabato, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Zamboanga provinces


Ascension of Mohammed -
Friday April 13, 2018

Muslim, Sufi :


Optional holiday -
Friday April 13, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Shab-e-meraz


Ascension of Mohammed -
Saturday April 14, 2018

Muslim, Sufi :


Isra and Mi'raj -
Saturday April 14, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : The two parts of a Night Journey that Muhammad took during a single night around the year 621


Isra and Mi'raj -
Sunday April 15, 2018

Muslim, Sufi :


Regional holiday -
Wednesday April 25, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Ascension of Muhammad in Karachi


Optional holiday -
Monday April 30, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Shab-e-Barat Muslim community only


Shab-e-Barat -
Wednesday May 2, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Muslims believe that on the night of Shab-E-Barat god writes the destinies of all men for the coming year by taking into account the deeds committed by them in the past. Shab-E-Barat means the night of forgiveness or Day of Atonement. People pray to god both in preparation for Ramadan and for the forgiveness of the sins committed by them. http://www.newagebd.com/2005/sep/23/sep23/xtra_cover.html


Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday May 16, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Originally Ramadama is the name of the ninth month in the Arab world. It is, above all, a month of fasting. Fasting was not born with Islam. The abstaining from eating and drinking is mentioned in the Old and New Testaments, preceding the prophet Muhammad. Thus, in the Bible, it is mentioned that Queen Esther asked the Jews to fast for three days before asking her husband to spare the Jews. According to the New Testament, Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert. Referring to this episode, Christianity has a fasting period of 40 days called Lent . Today, the fasting period of practicing Catholics lasts from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday. The start of Ramadan generally depends on local observation of the moon crescent, but others choose the calculation of the new moon or the statement of Saudi Arabia to determine the start of the fasting period. The three main prohibitions of Ramadan are: eat, drink and have sex, It is possible to swallow one's own saliva, but not the water with which mouth was rinsed. Practitioners can go swimming or take a shower, as long as they do not swallow water. Alcohol-based perfume is prohibited. Nail biting is allowed as long as nails are clean. Dates fruit are recommended after breaking of the fast, provided they do not come from Israel. Travelers, pregnant or nursing or menstruating women are allowed to stop fasting. Practitioners usually gain weight during this period. Punishments are particularly heavy year Algeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.


Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Thursday May 17, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : The month of Ramadan enjoys a special importance in the Islamic calendar. It is the chief of all months and the most glorious one. Ramadan is the month of fasting, intensive prayer, sacrifice and Divine worship. Throughout this month a devout Muslim fasts during the day in the true sense of the word, that is, he does not merely deny himself food and water, but as explained by Islamic Scripture, he exercises strict control over his tongue, eyes, ears, thoughts and deeds and does everything possible to seek the pleasure of G-d. The month of Ramadan, besides being the month of worship and Divine blessings, carries a historical importance as well. The revelations of the Qur'an commenced in this month as did the epoch-making 'Battle of Badr' and the 'Conquest of Mecca'.