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The Muslim Calendar 2021
Major holiday dates for Islam
    Monday Apr 12, 2021 Ramadan (start)
    Sunday May 09, 2021 Laylat al Qadr
    Thursday May 13, 2021 Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
    Monday Jul 19, 2021 Waqf al Arafa - Hajj
    Tuesday Jul 20, 2021 Eid-al-Adha
    Monday Aug 09, 2021 Hijra - Islamic New Year
    Wednesday Aug 18, 2021 Day of Ashura / Muharram
    Tuesday Oct 19, 2021 Milad un Nabi
    Saturday Oct 23, 2021 Milad un Nabi (Shia)
    Public Holidays in Islam
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.

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.


Ramadan is the Muslim month of fasting.


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.


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


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


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..


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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and author of Faith, Science and the Future, published in 1994 by CrossCurrents Press. He is also the author of God and Science (John Knox / Westminster, 1986) which he is now rewriting to incorporate more recent developments in the conversation taking place between scientists and theologians. He has also written widely for such publications as The New York Times, The Nation, Commonweal, The Christian Century and others.

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