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...
Sickening moment young woman is attacked by man on bus 'for wearing mini shorts during Ramadan'
Sickening moment young woman is attacked by man on bus 'for wearing mini shorts during Ramadan'
What Does Ramadan Mean?
Tonight, Muslims around the world will begin celebrating Ramadan. They will fast during the days and break their fast with family and friends at night. We ca...
What Is Ramadan? Six Things to Know About the Muslim Holy Month
Here are some questions and answers about Islam's holiest month.
Saudi Arabia Hajj Disaster Death Toll At Least 2,121
The crush and stampede that struck the hajj last month in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,121 pilgrims, a new Associated Press tally showed Monday, after officials in the kingdom met to discuss the tr...
For 1st time, New York City schools close for Muslim holiday
Today, for the first time, all New York City’s public school students are staying home from school so that Muslim children and their families can observe Eid al-Adha. This change to the school calenda...
Stampede Near Saudi Holy City Kills More Than 700 On Hajj Pilgrimage
A stampede among Muslim worshipers near the Saudi holy city of Mecca left more than 700 people dead and hundreds more injured Thursday at the height of the annual hajj pilgrimage — the backdrop for si...
Outrage spreads as cities plan Ramadan dinner celebration on 9/11
The Democratic mayors of two Michigan cities plan to celebrate September 11th this year by honoring Sharia and hosting their “9th Annual Ramadan Unity Dinner.” Ramadan ended in July, but the Islamic S...
Hajj 2012, a Sacred Journey
The Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam and one of the largest religious pilgrimages in the world, is currently taking place in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Day of Ashura
The Day of Ashura (Arabic: عاشوراء‎ ʻĀshūrā’ , colloquially: /ʕa(ː)ˈʃuːra/; Urdu: عاشورا‎; Persian: عاشورا‎ /ʕɒːʃuːˈɾɒ/; Turkish: Aşure Günü) is on the tenth day of ...
Day of Ashura - Wikipedia
Lailat al Miraj
The Isra and Miraj (Arabic: الإسراء والمعراج‎, al-’Isrā’ wal-Mi‘rāj), are the two parts of a Night Journey or Shab-e-Me`raj that, according to Islamic tradition, the prophet of Islam, Muhamm...
Lailat al Miraj - Wikipedia
Laylat al-Qadr
Laylat al-Qadr (Arabic: لیلة القدر‎) (also known as Shab-e-Qadr , loaned from Persian), variously rendered in English as the Night of Destiny, Night of Power, Night of Value, the Nig...
Ramadan
Ramadan (/ˌræməˈdɑːn/; Arabic: رمضان‎ Ramaḍān, [rɑmɑˈdˤɑːn]; Persian: رَمَضان‎ Ramazān; Urdu: رَمْضان‎ Ramzān; Turkish: Ramazan; Indonesian/Malay: Ramadan) is the ninth m...
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Hajj
The Hajj (/hædʒ/; Arabic: حج‎ Ḥaǧǧ "pilgrimage") is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime...
Hajj - Wikipedia
Umrah
The Umrah (Arabic: عمرة‎) is a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, performed by Muslims that can be undertaken at any time of the year, in contrast to the Hajj. In Arabic, Umrah means "to vis...
Commemoration of Husayn ibn Ali
The Mourning of Muharram, Remembrance of Muharram, or Muharram Observances, is a set of rituals associated with Shia Islam, which takes place in Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar. Ma...
Commemoration of Husayn ibn Ali - Wikipedia
For 1st time, New York City schools close for Muslim holiday
Today, for the first time, all New York City’s public school students are staying home from school so that Muslim children and their families can observe Eid al-Adha. This change to the school calenda...
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...
Chaand Raat
Chaand Raat (Hindi: चाँद रात; Urdu: چاند رات; Bengali: চাঁদ রাত, [Chaad Raat]; literally, Night of the Moon) is a Hindi, Urdu locution used in Pakistan and India for the eve of the Muslim festival of...
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Fanous
Fanous (Egyptian Arabic: فانوس [fæˈnuːs], pl. فوانيس [fæwæˈniːs]), meaning lamp or light, is widely associated with Fanous Ramadan or Fanoos Ramdan (Egyptian Arabic: فانوس رمضان) and is now c...
Fanous - Wikipedia
Fast-a-Thon
Fast-A-Thon is an event held in the month of Ramadan on university campuses all across North America to create awareness about the issue of hunger, and also about the Islamic way of life and Muslims. ...
Iʿtikāf
Iʿtikāf (Arabic: اعتكاف‎) is an Islamic practice consisting of a period of retreat in a mosque for a certain number of days in accordance with the believer's own wish. It is most common duri...