Top Muslim Festivals 2022

Top Muslim Festivals 2022

As we all know festivals are days used to remember a specific day or event. While there are so many different festivals celebrated by Muslims all around the world but today we are going to focus on the top/main Muslim festivals that are celebrated all around the world.

Here are Top Muslim Festivals

1)Eid ul Fitr

Top Muslim Festivals
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The major Muslim holiday, Eid ul Fitr, which literally translates as “festival of breaking the fast,” is observed by Muslims all around the world. At the conclusion of Ramadan, a holy month, the feast is observed. Muslims believe that Ramadan teaches them self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice, and empathy for the less fortunate. Additionally, it promotes charitable giving and required giving. In the Shawwal month, Muslims commemorate Eid-ul-Fitr. On this day, they say extra prayers.

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2)Eid ul Adha 

Because the Day of Sacrifice is the culmination of the Hajj or Pilgrimage, the fifth pillar of Islam, Eid al-Adha has a unique significance. Only those men and women who are physically and financially capable of performing it once in their lives are required to make this annual pilgrimage to Makkah and Madinah in Saudi Arabia.

 

3) Islamic new year

The day that heralds the start of a new lunar Hijri year and is the day on which the year count is increased is known as the Islamic New Year, also known as the Hijri New Year or Arabic New Year. Most Muslims mark the first day of the month of Muharram as the start of the Islamic year. The Hijrah, or the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.w. and his followers’ migration from Mecca to Medina, which corresponds to 622 CE in the Gregorian calendar, was chosen as the epoch (the reference date) of the Islamic period.

4)Milad ul nabi

Milad ul nabi is the celebration of the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, which falls on the third day of the Islamic month of Rabi al-Awwal. The majority of Sunni academics recognize the date of the 12th of Rabi’ al-Awwal, whereas the majority of Shia scholars accept the date of the 17th of Rabi’ al-Awwal.

The origins of this holiday can be traced back to the early days of Islam when some of the Tabi’un started to host sessions during which crowds were entertained with poetry and songs dedicated to Muhammad. According to legend, Muzaffar al-Din Gökböri (d. 630/1233), the first Muslim king, celebrated the birth of Muhammad in a formal manner with a grand event.

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5)Ramadan

The ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is commemorated by Muslims all over the world as a time for prayer, fasting (sawm), introspection, and community. The annual Ramadan observance, which marks the anniversary of Muhammad’s first revelation, is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and lasts from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next for a period of twenty-nine to thirty days.

All adult Muslims who are not terminally or chronically ill, travelling, old, breastfeeding, diabetic, or menstruation are required to fast from sunrise to sunset. Suhur, the meal eaten before dawn, and iftar, the meal eaten at sunset to break the fast, are the two terms used.

 

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