Another new year, another year for Muslim Holidays well if you live in a non-muslim country you are likely to not have holidays or days off work at all. So in that case for you, muslim holidays will just be Islamic Festivals to observe at home after work.
Muslim holiday celebrations are different from the ones you would see in non-muslim countries, muslims have a unique way of celebrating their Islamic festivals.
The main two Festivals or Celebrations of Islam that nearly everyone knows about is Ramadan and Eid, for some non-muslims it is shocking to see muslims fasting in the month of Ramadan and they cannot really figure out why Muslims would do such a thing. For Muslims, celebrating an Islamic festival is usually about glorifying their Creator Allah (swt), as it he who has created them and has allowed them to enjoy what they like.
But it is not to say that they can’t have fun on their Muslim Holidays, just take a look at Eid you’ll find that muslims have a great day by inviting all their family and friends to their homes for a good feast and family entertainment. Everyone wears their best outfits and brings presents for each other. At Eid-al-Adha Muslims if they can afford to, they slaughter an animal in sacrifice and then the meat is given to their families and the poor.
Islam redefined how to celebrate muslim holidays, prior to Islam the holy months were not observed properly and the pagan Arabs did what profited them most, economically. Islam came and wiped all of that away and showed how to celebrate the Islamic festivals and gain the pleasure of their Lord.
Since the new year has just began I thought I’d do a Muslim Holidays 2013 post with all the dates of the Islamic Festivals in the Gregorian and Hijri Date. You can download all the Muslim holiday dates in a nice poster format below.
Muslim Holidays 2013
So here are the Islamic Festivals in 2013, 1434/35 Hijri in order.
Mawlid (Milad un Nabi) – 24th January 2013 - 12 Rabi ul-Awwal 1434
The birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), this is the date for the Sunni muslims, the Shia celebrate mawlid 5 days after.
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