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The Muslim Calendar 2014
Major holiday dates for Islam

 

Muslim calendar for 2014

Monday, 13 January

Milad un Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad)

Shia Muslims celebrate this 5 days later. Some Muslims do not approve of celebrating the birthday, and regard doing so as a religious innovation.

Saturday, 18 January

Milad un Nabi (Shia)

Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Sunni Muslims celebrate this 5 days earlier. Some Muslims do not approve of celebrating the birthday, and regard doing so as a religious innovation.

Saturday, 28 June

Ramadan (start)

Ramadan is the Muslim month of fasting.

Monday, 28 July

Eid-Ul-Fitr

The end of Ramadan when Muslims celebrate the end of fasting and thank Allah for His help with their month-long act of self-control.

Saturday, 4 October

Eid-Ul-Adha

Festival of Sacrifice marking the day after Arafat. The Day of Arafat is the most important day in the Hajj ritual. This is a four day holiday

Weds, 15 October

Al-Hijira

Islamic New Year. Marks the migration of the Prophet Mohammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina

Monday, 3 November

Ashura

Islamic holy day observed on the 10th of the Islamic month of Muharram

The Muslim calendar for 2015

Saturday, Jan 3

Milad un Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad)

Shia Muslims celebrate this 5 days later. Some Muslims do not approve of celebrating the birthday, and regard doing so as a religious innovation.


Thursday, Jan 8

Milad un Nabi (Shia)

Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Sunni Muslims celebrate this 5 days earlier. Some Muslims do not approve of celebrating the birthday, and regard doing so as a religious innovation.


Thursday, Jun 18

Ramadan (start)

Ramadan is the Muslim month of fasting.


Monday, Jul 13

Lailat al Qadr

Lailat al Qadr, the Night of Power, marks the night in which the Qur'an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by Allah.


Friday, July 17

Eid-Ul-Fitr

The end of Ramadan when Muslims celebrate the end of fasting and thank Allah for His help with their month-long act of self-control.


Wednesday, September 23

Eid-Ul-Adha

Festival of Sacrifice marking the day after Arafat. The Day of Arafat is the most important day in the Hajj ritual. This is a four day holiday


Wednesday, October 14

Al-Hijira

Islamic New Year. Marks the migration of the Prophet Mohammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina


Friday, October 23

Ashura

Islamic holy day observed on the 10th of the Islamic month of Muharram. Shi'ite Muslims regard it as a major commemoration marking the martydom of the Prophet's grandson, Hussein..


Monday, December 21

Milad un Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad)

Shia Muslims celebrate this 5 days later. Some Muslims do not approve of celebrating the birthday, and regard doing so as a religious innovation.


Saturday, December 26

Milad un Nabi (Shia)

Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Sunni Muslims celebrate this 5 days earlier. Some Muslims do not approve of celebrating the birthday, and regard doing so as a religious innovation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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