Eid ul-Fitr
Eid al-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر‎ ʻĪd al-Fiṭr, [ʕiːd al fitˤr], "festival of breaking of the fast"), also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, the Sugar Feast, Bayram (Bajram), the Sweet Festiva...
Eid ul-Fitr - Wikipedia
Cash-Strapped Saudi Arabia Switches To Gregorian Calendar To Pay Civil Servants Less
Saudi Arabian civil servants will lose 11 days of pay after the country switched to the Gregorian calendar, the predominant format for organizing time in the West. The switch is part of austerity meas...
The Surprising History Behind Leap Year
The ancient Egyptians did it, and so do we. Here's how a leap day—which occurs Februrary 29—helps keep our calendars and societies in sync. For centuries, trying to sync calendars with the length of t...
Eid cuisine
Both festivals of Eid celebrated in the Muslim world include special cuisines of the countries and localities.
Eid-ul-Fitr is also known as "Sweet Eid" because of the amount and variety of sweet d...
Islam in Africa
Africa was the first continent, outside of Arabia that Islam spread into in the early 7th century. Almost one-third of the world's Muslim population resides in this continent. Muslims crossed current ...
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Islam in China
Islam in China has existed through 1,400 years of continuous interaction with Chinese society. Currently, there are Muslims living in every region of China. Various sources estimate different numbers...
Islam in China - Wikipedia
Islamic calendar
The Islamic calendar, Muslim calendar or Hijri calendar (AH) is a lunar calendar consisting of 12 months in a year of 354 days.It is used to date events in many Muslim countries (concurrently with the...
Gregorian calendar
The Gregorian calendar, also called the Western calendar and the Christian calendar, is internationally the most widely used civil calendar. It is named for Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced it in 158...
Gregorian calendar - Wikipedia
Kazakhs
The Kazakhs (also spelled Kazaks, Qazaqs; Kazakh: Қазақ  qɑzɑ́q , Қазақтар  qɑzɑqtɑ́r ; the English name is transliterated from Russian) are a Turkic people of the northern par...
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Kyrgyz people
The Kyrgyz, also spelled Kyrghyz and Kirghiz, are a Turkic people living primarily in Kyrgyz Republic.
There are several theories on the origin of ethnonym "Kyrgyz". The word "Kyrgyz" is derived f...
Kyrgyz people - Wikipedia
Dongxiang people
The Dongxiang people (autonym: Sarta or Santa (撒尔塔); simplified Chinese: 东乡族; traditional Chinese: 東鄉族; pinyin: Dōngxiāngzú; Xiao'erjing: دْوسِيْا) are one of 56 ethnic groups officially r...
Cash-Strapped Saudi Arabia Switches To Gregorian Calendar To Pay Civil Servants Less
Saudi Arabian civil servants will lose 11 days of pay after the country switched to the Gregorian calendar, the predominant format for organizing time in the West. The switch is part of austerity meas...
Uzbeks
The Uzbeks (Oʻzbek, pl. Oʻzbeklar) are the largest Turkic ethnic group in Central Asia. They comprise the majority population of Uzbekistan but are also found as a minority group in Afghanistan, Tajik...
Xiao'erjing
Xiao'erjing or Xiao'erjin or Xiaor jin or in its shortened form, Xiaojing, literally meaning "children's script" or "minor script" (cf. "original script" referring to the original Perso-Arabic script,...
Xiao'erjing - Wikipedia
Spread of Islam
The expansion of the Arab Empire in the years following Muhammad's death led to the creation of caliphates, occupying a vast geographical area and conversion to Islam was boosted by missionary activit...
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Tabular Islamic calendar
The Tabular Islamic calendar (an example is the Fatimid or Misri calendar) is a rule-based variation of the Islamic calendar. It has the same numbering of years and months, but the months are determin...
Anno Domini
Anno Domini (AD or A.D.) and Before Christ (BC or B.C.) are designations used to label or number years used with the Julian and Gregorian calendars. The term Anno Domini is Medieval Latin, translated ...
Seven-day week
The seven-day week is used by the majority of the world and is the international standard as specified in ISO 8601.
The seven-day time unit is named in many languages by a word derived from "seven...
Chinese Islamic cuisine
Chinese Islamic cuisine (Chinese: 清真菜; pinyin: qīngzhēn cài; literally: "Ḥalāl cuisine" or Chinese: 回族菜; pinyin: huízú cài; literally: "Hui people's cuisine") is the cuisine of...
Chinese Islamic cuisine - Wikipedia
History of Islam in China
The history of Islam in China began when four Ṣaḥābā—Sa‘d ibn Abī Waqqās (594–674), Ja'far ibn Abi Talib, and Jahsh preached in 616/17 and onwards in China after coming from Chittagong-Kamrup-Manipur ...
History of Islam in China - Wikipedia
Kuwaiti algorithm
The Tabular Islamic calendar (an example is the Fatimid or Misri calendar) is a rule-based variation of the Islamic calendar. It has the same numbering of years and months, but the months are determin...
Bonan
Bonan, or Bao'an may refer to:
Uyghur people
The Uyghurs /ˈwiːɡər/ (Uyghur: ئۇيغۇر‎, ULY: Uyghur ; [ʔʊjˈʁʊː]; Old Turkic: ; simplified Chinese: 维吾尔; traditional Chinese: 維吾爾; pinyin: Wéiwú'ěr) are a Turkic ethnic group l...
Uyghur people - Wikipedia
Muslim groups in China
The vast majority of China's Muslims are Sunni Muslims, though members of other Muslim groups exist, particularly those of Sufi orders.
Gedimu or Qadim is the earliest school of Islam in China. It...
Muslim groups in China - Wikipedia
Islamic Association of China
The Islamic Association of China (simplified Chinese: 中国伊斯兰教协会; traditional Chinese: 中國伊斯蘭教協會; pinyin: Zhōngguó Yīsīlánjiào Xiéhuì; Wade–Giles: Chung-kuo I-szŭ-lan-chiao Hsieh-hui) cla...
Islamic Association of China - Wikipedia
Muslim holidays
There are two official holidays in Islam: Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated at the end of Ramadan (a month of fasting), and Muslims usually give zakat (charity) on the occasion. E...
Shirazi era
The "Arab Shirazi era" refers to a period in the history of Southeast Africa (and especially Tanzania), between the 13th century and 15th century, when Persian city-states were founded on the eastern ...
Shirazi era - Wikipedia
Muslim conquest of North Africa
The Muslim conquest of North Africa continued the century of rapid Arab Muslim military expansion following the death of Muhammad in 632 AD. By 642, the Arabs controlled Mesopotamia, Egypt and Syria, ...
Chinese mosques
This is a list of notable mosques in China. A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the religion of Islam. The first mosque in China was the Great Mosque of Xi'an, or the Xi'an Mosque, which ...
Chinese mosques - Wikipedia
Tibetan Muslims
The Tibetan Muslims, also known as the Kachee (Tibetan: ཀ་ཆེ་, Wylie: ka-che; also spelled Kache), form a small minority in Tibet. Despite being Muslim, they are officially recognized as Tibe...
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