- Muslim holy days
- There are only two Muslim festivals set down in Islamic law. There are several other special days that Muslims celebrate,
although some Muslims disapprove of adding extra festivals.
- Al-Hijra is the Muslim new year. It marks the Hijra, Muhammad's journey in 622 CE to Medina.
- Ashura marks two historical events: the day Nuh (Noah) left the Ark and Musa's (Moses') escape from the Egyptians. Shi'a
Muslims also commemorate the martyrdom of Hussein, Muhammad's grandson.
- Eid ul Adha
- The festival of sacrifice remembers the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son when God ordered him to.
- Eid ul Fitr
- This festival comes at the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. Muslims thank Allah for the strength he gave them to
help them practice self-control.
- Lailat al Miraj
- The festival celebrates Prophet Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Jerusalem in a single night on a winged creature called
Buraq. From Jerusalem he ascended into heaven, where he met the earlier prophets, and eventually God.
- Lailat al Qadr
- Lailat al Qadr, the Night of Power, marks the night in which the Qur'an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by
- The Night of Forgiveness is the time when Muslims ask God to forgive their past sins.
- Milad un Nabi
- Milad un Nabi marks the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.
- Ramadan is a holy month in which Muslims practise fasting (sawm).