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Eid ul-Fitr, Eid al-Fitr, Id-ul-Fitr, or Id al-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر ‘Īdu l-Fiṭr), sometimes shortened to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity,” while Fiṭr means “breaking the fast”. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or [...]
The season of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and lasts for 29 or 30 days, depending on the year. It is marked by fasting; Muslims refrain from eating or drinking during the day, focusing upon prayer and submission to God in all things. This year Ramadan begins July 9 and ends with the festival of Eid al-Fitr. Literally [...]
Whether you are a Muslim needed to know to date of a holiday this year or simply need to know when your Muslim friends might be celebrating, our Muslim holiday calendar might come in useful …. with links to lots of additional information about Islam. Check it out now.
Paintings and Pictures of Muhammed In the context of yet another crisis following satirical treatment of Mohammed, in this case, a rather juvenile film, it is often stated that paintings or other visual images of the Prophet are forbidden within Islam. This view not withstanding, there is a rich history or art in which Muhammed is portrayed. [...]
Need to know more about Islam than simply the date of a holiday …. we have the essential information about one of the world’s great religions here, as well as an easy way to get the greatest and latest books about Islam. All about Islam
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A good article from the Economist on Muslim attitudes toward conversion This article shows how Islam regards conversion and how troubling it is for the religion. You might want to read some of the readers’ responses, too, to see how people understood the issues raised.
We are constantly updating our series on the major religions of the world and their relationship to Christianity. Given its prominence in the news, we take a look at Islam with maps, charts, the basic statistics, beliefs, primary holidays and practices, as well as some comparison with Christianity. More …. The source of all Muslim [...]
Ashura is the Islamic holy day observed on the 10th of the Islamic month of Muharram. Shi’ite Muslims regard it as a major festival marking the martydom of the Prophet’s grandson, Hussein. For more about Ashura.
Al-Hijra is the Muslim New Year. In 2010 it falls on December 7. Read more …