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Islam Holidays

S.NO. Islam Holidays Month/Date Days
1 Waqf-el-Arafat
2 Nuzulul Qur'an
3 End of Ramadan
4 Revelation of the Quran
5 Said Mohammed Sheikh Day March 18 Friday
6 Lailat-al-Bara'a May 21 Saturday
7 Quds Day July 1 Friday
8 Ascension of the Prophet April 23 Sunday
9 Lailat-al-Miraj April 24 Monday
10 First Day of Ramadan May 27 Saturday
11 Start of Ramadan May 27 Saturday
12 Start of Ramadan May 27 Saturday
13 Lailat-al-Qadr June 21 Wednesday
14 Id-al-Fitr June 25 Sunday
15 Id-al'-Adha September 1 Friday
16 Islamic New Year September 21 Thursday
17 Ashoora October 1 Sunday
18 Maulid an-Nabi December 1 Friday
Islam religion is the true religion of "Allah". Islam religion is the second largest religion in the World. Islam is a monotheistic religion like Judaism and Christianity. Islam means in Arabic word, “submission”. The word also implies "peace" which is the natural consequence of total submission to the will of Allah. Islam religion is the based on revelations received by the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century. Followers of Islam called as Muslims. The Islamic view of non-monotheist religions differs among scholars and varies according to time and place. In Islam religion people was making worshippers to attend the five daily prayers. The Five Pillars of Islam is expressed in the Quran. The defined by the Five Pillars of Islam: faith, prayer, fasting, pilgrimage and alms. Quran is the sacred book of Islam.
Islamic Beliefs
Islamic religion was founded in the 7th century AD. Islamic fundamental beliefs include belief in angels. An important principle of Islam is that everything belongs to God. Each Muslim calculates his or her own zakah individually. Islam brings unity by incorporating divergent interpretations of basic beliefs.

Six Articles of Faith: In Islamic religion have six Articles of Faith in Islam. These basic beliefs shape the Islamic way of life. The first article is One God. God has neither father nor mother, and no sons or daughters. He is the creator of the Universe who was the Protector. The second article is the angels of God. This article of faith Muslims believe in is in the Angels created by the creator of the universe. Third article is the books of God, especially the Quran. This article of faith Muslims believe in is in a chain of prophets through whom Allah's revelations were brought to mankind. Muslims believe in the Revelations sent by Almighty God to His Prophets and Messengers including the Quran. The fourth article is the prophets of God, especially Muhammad. This article of faith Muslims believe in is in the revealed books including the Quran, Torah, and the Bible. The fifth article was The Day of Judgment (or the afterlife). This article of faith Muslims believe in is in a Day of Judgment with individual accountability for actions. Muslims believe in an appointed Day of Judgment and in Heaven and Hell. The sixth article is the supremacy of God's will. The sixth article of faith Muslims believe in is in divine destiny where God had complete authority over human destiny and, in life after death.

Muslim Beliefs about God: This is the most important belief in Islam religion. Muslims believe that God creator of all of existence, is just, omnipotent, and merciful. Allah is totally other. He created and maintains the world, and since Allah is one, no one else can share even an atom of His Divine power and authority. There are a few other principles which are important to understanding Islamic law, tradition, history, and even Islamic extremism.

Muslim Beliefs about the Prophets: Muhammad is the last and greatest of the messengers of God. He is the founder of Islam. In Islam religion five prophets are recognized by Islam as having been sent by God. Muslims trace their heritage to the Hebrew people and prophets. Allah raised up these prophets, among every nation to provide mankind with firm and constructive guidance. Adam was the first prophet, followed by others.

Muslim Beliefs about Human Nature: Islam is the first religion to declare man as the most superior of the creatures and the masterpiece of the Creator. Islam is described in the Quran as "the primordial nature upon which God created mankind". Fitra is the natural disposition of human beings toward each other, the world, and God. There is a natural harmony between human beings and the good. The connotation is that a human being has the stigma of being born as a sinner and is dirty filthy by nature.

Muslim Beliefs about Life and Salvation: In Islam religion God sent Jesus to redeem the lost from sin, so that those who believe in Him may have eternal life. The supposition on which the idea is based is that even at birth the human soul is stained by sin. This stain can be wiped out by leading a devoutly religious life.

Muslim Beliefs about the Afterlife: One of the most controversial and researched issues in the Quran is the belief of Heaven and Hell. Many religions believe that there is an after-life. The Day of Judgment is a fixed day in the future when everyone will be brought to stand before their Creator, Allah, to account for all that they did in their life. The importance of the Last Judgment is underlined by the many references to it in the Quran and its many names.

Muslim Views of Other Religions: Islamic religion is the closely connected to the two other Abrahamic religions, Judaism and Christianity. Accordingly, Muslims must not place themselves in a position inferior to that of the followers of other religions. The Jews generally rejected Muhammad's status as a prophet. Non-Muslims may not inherit from their Muslim relatives.
Islamic History
Islamic religion was second largest religion of the World. The history of Islam is closely tied to the political, economic, and military. Islam religion is the based on revelations received by the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century. Later in the eighteenth century and nineteenth century, many Islamic regions fell under the tutelage of European imperial powers. After the World War I, the remnants of the Ottoman empire were parcelled out as European protectorates. During the early twenty-first century fast-growing Western interests in Islamic regions. By the late 9th century, the Abbasid caliphate began to fracture as various regions gained increasing levels of autonomy. The Golden Age saw new legal, philosophical, and religious developments. By 634, Islam had taken over the entire Arabian peninsula. Islam's historical development has affected both inside and outside the Islamic world. The religion of the Arab world before the advent of Islam was an animistic polytheism. Islam consists of a number of religious denominations that are essentially similar in belief but which have significant theological and legal differences. The concept of the Islamic world is useful in observing the different periods of Islamic history. The Islamic religion was dualistic religion with beliefs in heaven, hell and a final judgment.
Islamic Practices
Islamic religion has practices include the Five Pillars of Islam. The five pillars are the term given to the five duties incumbent on every Muslim. The five pillars are Shahada, Salat, Zakat, Sawm of Ramadan and Hajj. These five pillars are five religious duties expected of every Muslim. The Shahada is the Muslim declaration of belief in the oneness of God and acceptance of Muhammad as his prophet. Salat is the name given to the formal prayer of Islam. They are performed prayed at five times a day. Zakat is worship in Islam a means of spiritual purification. Swam is fast in Islam, lasting one month, during the whole of the month of Ramadan, and one of Islam's Five Pillars. The Hajj is a demonstration of the solidarity of the Muslim people, and their submission to Allah. The Five Pillars of Islam are five practices essential to Sunni Islam. The Quran does not speak of five pillars, although one can find in it scattered references to their associated practices. There are also regional groups that follow one or the other of the various sects. The Islamic sects are along with the communities and orders.
Islamic Sects
Islamic sects are fundamental theological principles of the communities and orders, demonstrate the historical, political and economic consequences besides. The Ahmadiyya, Shi'a, Sufism and Sunni are the Islamic largest sects. The major sects are sects of Islam, the Shia and the Sunni. The Shia Sect is one of the popular sects of Islam. Sunni Islam is the largest Islamic sect. Sunny is the main group of the Islamic religion. The Sunnis in India constitute of a conservative group. Ahmadiyya sect is founded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian. Besides these two Islamic sects there is the Ahmadiyya Sect. Sufism was one such movement. In this connection a number of silsilas emerged. Islamic religion has four important sects. There are Ahmadiyya, Shi’s, Sufism and Sunni. Islam does not have as many sects and divisions as does Christianity, but there are a few and it is worth knowing something about them. The two biggest are the Sunnis and the Shi'ites, with the Sunnis being the largest of all and representing the vast majority of Muslims. These sects are the most importance of the religion of Islamic.
Islamic Texts
The main Islamic texts are Qur'an and Hadith. The Qur'an is the most sacred text. In Qur'an including information about Islamic history, basic concepts, exerpts, search engines. “Recitation" is Qur'an’s meaning. Islam holds that the Qur’an was revealed to Muhammad by the angel. Muslims regard the Qur’an as the main miracle of Muhammad. The Qur’anic text seems to have no beginning, middle, or end, its nonlinear structure being akin to a web or net. The text of the Qur’an consists of 114 chapters of varying lengths, each known as a sura. Muslims are maintaining the present wording of the Qur'anic text corresponds exactly to that revealed to Muhammad himself. Hadith is the Islamic tradition. It is the secondary text that records sayings of Muhammad and his followers. The following are things of interest to both Muslim and non-Muslim readers from Bukhari’s collection. Hadith is the largest is the nine volume Sahih al-Bukhari, which contains 7,275 Hadiths. The Qur'an and the hadith also suggest a Muslim give even more as an act of voluntary alms-giving. The Sunnah as recorded in the Qur'an and the Hadith is the main pillar of Sunni doctrine.
Islamic Holidays and Islamic Calendar
The Islamic calendar was first introduced by the close companion of the Prophet, 'Umar ibn Al-Khattab. It is like the Jewish calendar and Islamic calendar is based on the year prophet Muhammad. Each month must begin with the evening when the new moon is sightable by the unaided naked eye. Islamic holidays are do not follow the same season. The Islamic year has twelve months that are based on a lunar cycle. The Islamic calendar is also called as the Hijri calendar. This is the Arabic word. Hijrah means emigration. Since Hijrah was an important turning point for the Muslim community. The Islamic calendar is the official calendar in many Muslim countries, especially Saudi Arabia. But other Muslim countries use the Gregorian calendar for civil purposes and only turn to the Islamic calendar for religious purposes. All Islamic holidays are listed above. To learn more about a specific Islamic holiday, please click the link of that particular Islamic holiday.