Upcoming Islamic Holidays

Islamic public holidays are observed in mainly Asian and African countries. The date of many Islamic holidays are based on the phases of the moon, and the dates of some festivals may depend on the actual sighting of the moon. This means that the same holiday may be observed on different days in different countries.

Shab e-Barat
May 02: Shab e-Barat

Muslims believe that on the night of Shab-E-Barat God decides on the destinies of all men for the coming year

May 17: Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. It is during this month that Muslims fast.

Nuzul Al-Quran
Jun 02: Nuzul Al-Quran

Commemorates the day when the words of the Qur'an were first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad

Night of Destiny
Jun 12: Night of Destiny

The night that the first verses of the Qu'ran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammad

Jumatul Bidah
Jun 15: Jumatul Bidah

Jumatul Bidah translates as 'Friday of farewell' and marks the last Friday prayers in the holy month of Ramadan

Eid al-Fitr
Jun 15: Eid al-Fitr

The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan

Arafat (Haj) Day
Aug 20: Arafat (Haj) Day

Second day of the Hajj. Named after the geographical area Arafa where the Prophet gave his farewell Sermon

Eid al-Adha
Aug 22: Eid al-Adha

Commemorates the Prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice everything for God