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
Apr 21: 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 06: Ramadan

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

Nuzul Al-Quran
May 22: Nuzul Al-Quran

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

Jumatul Bidah
May 31: Jumatul Bidah

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

Night of Destiny
Jun 01: Night of Destiny

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

Eid al-Fitr
Jun 05: Eid al-Fitr

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

Arafat (Haj) Day
Aug 10: 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 11: Eid al-Adha

Commemorates the Prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice everything for God