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Muslim, Sufi: religious celerations and observances

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Birthday of Imam Ali*Monday April 11, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Hazarat Ali's Birthday*Monday April 11, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Isra and Mi'raj*Saturday April 23, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Isra and Mi'raj*Sunday April 24, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Isra and Mi'raj*Sunday April 24, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Prophet's Ascension (Muslim provinces only)*Sunday April 24, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Ascension of Mohammed*Sunday April 24, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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optional holiday*Sunday April 24, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Ascension of MohammedMonday April 25, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Regional holiday**Monday April 25, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Isra and Mi'rajWednesday April 27, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Shab-e-Barat*Thursday May 12, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Friday May 27, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Birthday of Imam Ali -
Tuesday April 11, 2017

Muslim, Sufi : Ali ibn Abi Talib (599 - 661) is an early Islamic leader. He is seen by Sunni Muslims as the last of the four Rightly Guided Caliphs. Shi'a Muslims consider him the First Imam appointed by the Islamic prophet Muhammad and the first rightful caliph. Ali was the cousin of Muhammad, and after marriage to Fatima Zahra, he also became Muhammad's son-in-law. Wikipedia


Hazarat Ali's Birthday -
Wednesday April 11, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Hazarat Ali was the 1st Muslim male who had accepted the Islam. Sunni and Shia were two branches of the Muslim community Ummah. He was considered as the 4th and last man of the Rashidun by the Sunnis community whereas he was considered as the 1st Imam by the Shias community. He was the only man who born at the holiest place of Islam means Kaaba sanctuary in the Mecca.


Isra and Mi'raj -
Sunday April 23, 2017

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


Isra and Mi'raj -
Monday April 24, 2017

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 -
Monday April 24, 2017

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


Prophet's Ascension (Muslim provinces only) -
Monday April 24, 2017

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


Ascension of Mohammed -
Monday April 24, 2017

Muslim, Sufi : Gecesi) that, according to Islamic tradition, the prophet of Islam, Muhammad took during a single night around the year 621. It has been described as both a physical and spiritual journey. A brief sketch of the story is in sura 17 Al-Isra of the Quran, and other details come from the Hadith, collections of the reports of the teachings, deeds and sayings of Muhammad. In the Isra part of the journey, Muhammad travels on the steed Buraq to the farthest mosque where he leads other prophets in prayer. He then ascends to heaven in the Mi'raj journey where he speaks to Allah, who gives Muhammad instructions to take back to the faithful regarding the details of prayer. According to traditions, the journey is associated with the Lailat al Mi'raj, as one of the most significant events in the Islamic calendar. [Wikipedia]


Optional holiday -
Monday April 24, 2017

Muslim, Sufi : Shab-e-meraz


Ascension of Mohammed -
Tuesday April 25, 2017

Muslim, Sufi :


Regional holiday -
Tuesday April 25, 2017

Muslim, Sufi : Ascension of Muhammad in Karachi


Isra and Mi'raj -
Thursday April 27, 2017

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Shab-e-Barat -
Friday May 12, 2017

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) -
Saturday May 27, 2017

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.