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I love our Islamic holidays -- Eid-al-Fitr and Eid-al-Adha -- which, this year, fell in the summer. My family spent them sprawled on picnic blankets at the park and posing for pictures in the sunshine. As Muslims, my family and I revere Jesus as a prophet, but since Christmas isn't our holiday, we've never ...
Al Isra'a Wal Mi'raj is an Islamic holiday, which is observed annually on the 27th day of the Islamic month of Rajab, according to the Hijri calendar. The holiday marks the night Allah took Mohammad (PBUH) on a journey from Makkah to Jerusalem, and then to heaven. The journey was made in a single ...

Well, planning your long weekend getaways for the year ahead just got easier, as the Abu Dhabi government has released the official list of UAE public holidays for 2018. Remember, Islamic holidays are based on the phases of the moon, so exact dates may vary - we'll keep you updated closer to the time ...
Islamic holiday exact dates are subject to moon sighting and may differ from date given. According to the website, the UAE National Day holiday will be two days, Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha will be three days, and the others will be one day. This page will be updated throughout the year, with the latest news ...
Baghajati says even the new chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, who used to play an active role in bringing Muslims and the government closer when he was integration minister in 2011, is now distancing himself and no longer attends Islamic holiday events. Farid Hafez, an Austrian author and researcher in the ...
When Germany's Interior Minister Thomas De Maiziere suggested he was "willing to talk about the possibility of introducing Islamic holidays," there was an ... The Central Committee of German Catholics took the position that "in a multi-religious society, an Islamic holiday can be added in areas with a high ...
Ahmed told the Loyola Phoenix that the major Islamic holidays -- Eid al-Fitr (in June) and Eid al-Adha (in August) -- are "a bit dampened just because you have to go about your normal routine." "At home, it'd be a big family thing, dress up and go to the mosque. We'd spend the day together and celebrate ...
Senior Rana Ekilah, who is also Muslim, was raised in an Islamic household and celebrates traditional Islamic holidays. However, Ekilah doesn't look like a stereotypical Muslim. She has blue eyes and long, red hair that is not hidden underneath a hijab headscarf. Because of this, people around her often ...
Iran uses three calendars systems of solar hijri (the main national calendar), lunar hijri (for Islamic holidays) and Georgian (for international and Christian ... In some other cases, for instance, once a national or Islamic holiday falls on Tuesday, though Wednesday is not officially a holiday it will become a ...
WASHINGTON -- When her daughters were children, Khadija Athman packed the major Islamic holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, with celebration. They opened gifts and covered their hands in henna. After prayer, they had breakfast at a pancake house before spending the day at the movies and Chuck ...
Something that many Christmas celebrators might not know is that there are many other celebrations going on in December that deserve some recognition including: Mawlid el-Nabi, "an Islamic holiday that honors the birth of the Prophet Muhammad," Hanukkah, "the eight-day Jewish festival of lights," ...
There's been a lot of talk recently about the desire to put Christ back in Christmas. As a Muslim, I fully support the idea that religious observances should focus on their intended purpose. Many times cultural traditions end up becoming more important than teachings of the faith, especially if the majority is of a ...
On the two main Islamic holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, families often exchange small gifts of money. "As a kid, I wanted to ... "I remember being jealous of the expensive gifts that my friends would get from Hanukkah or Christmas, because that doesn't happen with Islamic holidays. But as I grew up, ...
It'll be about 20 years before Islamic holidays occur during the winter months again with other holidays. There are other historical events that some Muslims observe, for example the birth of Prophet Muhammad. But many Muslims have concerns about celebrating his birth. Aside from the fact that it was not ...
This is expected to be on the same day as the first day of the Islamic Holiday Eid Al-Fitr, a holiday of celebration after a month of fasting in Ramadan. The Falcons will play against Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez's Uruguay six days later in Rostov-on-don before completing their group stage matches with ...
... and officials said the attackers, all men, arrived at the university in the early morning wearing traditional female burqas for hiding their weapons and bombs. The militants lobbed grenades through windows of hostel rooms before opening fire at students who were still asleep because of an Islamic holiday.

... provide spiritual counsel after local Hindus attacked the camp during Eid al-Adha, an Islamic holiday that honors Ibrahim's obedience to God.
... attending church more often on holidays such as Easter and Christmas, the Islamic Center felt particular pressure during Islamic holidays.
The student said for Christian students, there's no school for holidays like Good Friday and Christmas. But for her Islamic holidays, she has to ...
One involved the government taking steps to officially recognise Islamic holidays. This sparked a crisis in parliament in 1996 and the Frelimo ...
... are often photographed wearing a head scarf when visiting conservative mosques or on Islamic holidays -- a symbolic gesture of respect.
"Mubarak," is the Arabic word for "blessed" that is typically used to commemorate the Islamic holiday of Eid. But Diwali, also known as ...
One involved the government taking steps to officially recognise Islamic holidays. This sparked a crisis in parliament in 1996 and the Frelimo ...
So why can't we think about Islamic holidays as well? ... idea of introducing Muslim holidays: "In a multi-religious society, an Islamic holiday can ...
One involved the government taking steps to officially recognise Islamic holidays. This sparked a crisis in parliament in 1996 and the Frelimo ...
"With an Islamic holiday, we would be celebrating and promoting a ... with a Muslim background might remain at home during Islamic holidays.
Germany's interior minister has suggested allowing the celebration of Islamic holiday at the state level in areas with large Muslim communities.
Truphena says she does the same for Idd and other Islamic holidays. "No matter what, love always wins," says Swaleh, adding that religion ...
Germans are debating whether to allow the celebration of Islamic holidays at the state level in areas where large numbers of Muslims live.
On July 26, Iran closed the water flow from the Lower Zab on the Islamic holiday of Eid Al-Fitr. Three weeks before the closure, Kurdistan Region President ...
In early September, the ministry pardoned 211 prisoners in celebration of the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha. The decision comes in accordance ...
I visited Nahla Dahdul as she was beginning to prepare for the recent Eid al-Adha, an Islamic holiday commemorating Ibrahim (Abraham's) ...
It was the first time that he had seen a book about that Islamic holiday, says Callahan. "He saw himself in that book in a way he hadn't before.
It is also used by Muslims to determine the proper days of Islamic holidays and occasions such as the annual period of fasting and the proper ...
1, while communal prayers marking the major Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha were being performed all over the country. Sadeghi attached an ...
He wore brightly colored Eid Mubarak socks to a gay pride event that fell on the Islamic holiday marking the end of Ramadan, and NATO socks ...
... of the leading countries in moon sightings, and so having this policy whereby we do not announce the Islamic holiday before sighting a moon ...
1 to celebrate Eid al-Adha -- the second of two major annual Islamic holidays. Some 1.6 billion people who comprise the global Muslim ...
... the Islamic holiday of Eid Al-Fitr; or for reorganizing the schedule to ... promote better understanding of Islamic holidays and lines of dialog in ...
Ahmed told the Loyola Phoenix that the major Islamic holidays -- Eid al-Fitr (in June) and Eid al-Adha (in August) -- are "a bit dampened just because you have to go about your normal routine." "At home, it'd be a big family thing, dress up and go to the mosque. We'd spend the day together and celebrate ...
They were allowed to return to their war-torn country for Eid al-Adha (Qurban Bayram), an Islamic holiday followed by Muslims who traditionally ...
A fierce debate has been sparked after Germany's Interior Minister, Thomas de Maiziere, suggested that Islamic holidays be allowed in areas ...
Germany's Muslim community has welcomed Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere's suggestion of recognizing Islamic holidays in the country.
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said he does not mind adopting a Muslim holiday in Germany, especially in states with a Muslim ...
In Early September, the ministry pardoned 211 prisoners in celebration of the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha. The decision comes in ...
religious life, Islamic holidays or the social role of Muslims did not rank among the top issues in the news about Islam." She said politicians are ...
1 to celebrate Eid al-Adha -- the second of two major annual Islamic holidays. Some 1.6 billion people who comprise the global Muslim ...
... build the high-rise Abu Dhabi Plaza went on a drinking spree, seizing the opportunity of a day off work on the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha.
The Islamic holiday commemorates the Quranic story of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael out of obedience to God. At left ...


 

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