Category: Islamic

These are all posts relating to Islamic dates and holidays.

Newly born Muhammad in his mother's arms being shown to his grandfather and Meccans

Mawlid an-Nabi

Mawlid (Arabic: ‎ مَولِد النَّبِي mawlidu n-nabiyyi, “Birth of the Prophet”, sometimes simply called in colloquial Arabic مولد mawlid, mevlid, mevlit, mulud among other vernacular pronunciations; sometimes ميلاد mīlād) is the observance of the...

10 Muharram (1909) by Fausto Zonaro


The Day of Ashura (Arabic: عاشوراء‎ ʻĀshūrā’ , colloquially: /ʕa(ː)ˈʃuːra/; Urdu: عاشورا‎; Persian: عاشورا‎; Turkish: Aşure Günü) is on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the...

Muhammad riding a camel to Medina

Ras as-Sanah

1 Muharram 1436 Ras as-Sana (Arabic: رأس السنة‎ New Year) literally means “Head of the year” in Arabic and refers to the beginning of a new year. The Hijri New Year, also known as...

Ahl al Bayt

Eid al-Mubahila

24 Dhul-Hijjah 1435 Eid al-Mubahila is an annual Muslim commemoration of Mubahila, when Muhammad and the Christians of Najran gathered to debate – and imprecate – each other. The event of Mubahila occurred on...