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Muslim Holidays 2023

Muslim calendar consists of many holidays. The dates of their celebration are formed according to the lunar calendar, therefore every year muslims celebrate the most important holidays on different days. On what dates will the main holidays of Islam be celebrated? In this article we will talk about when and what holidays and important events Muslims will celebrate in 2023.

January, 23
The beginning of Rajab
The beginning of the three holy months: Rajab, Shaaban, Ramadan. During these months, it is important to lead a righteous life, pray and fast daily in order to receive forgiveness of sins.

Night from January 26 to 27
Night of Raghaib (night of Gifts)
The wedding night of the Prophet Muhammad’s parents – Abdullah and Amina. On the eve of this holiday you need to be spiritually and physically cleansed read prayers, help the poor, ask Allah the Almighty for forgiveness of sins.

Night from February 17 to 18
The Night of Miraj (The Night of the Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad)
The celebration marks the journey of the Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to the holy city of Jerusalem, where his ascension to the throne of Allah took place. On this day you need to read the Holy Quran and lead a righteous life, offer prayers to Allah.

Night from March 6 to 7
Night of Laylat al-Baraat
This night is considered a sign that Allah the Almighty is ready to forgive sins and give His mercy to everyone who turns to him in praying.

March 23 The beginning of the holy month of Ramadan
Ramadan is a month of obligatory Muslim fasting. All the rules of strict fasting begin to take effect at night. The most obvious prohibition during the month of Ramadan is associated with the refusal of food and water from dawn to dusk. The holy month of Ramadan will the last 29 days.

Night from April 17 to 18
Night Frame (Predestination Night, or Laylatul-kadr)
On this night, Allah the Almighty makes a decision about the fate of each person, taking into account the actions he has committed and the desires expressed in prayers. Muslims perform missed prayers, read the Quran, ask each other for forgiveness, analyze their mistakes and make plans for the future.

Night from April 20 to 21
The end of the holy month of Ramadan
The end of the fasting month of Ramadan, preparation for communion.

April, 21
Eid al-Fitr, Ramadan Bayram (Eid al-Fitr)
An Islamic holiday celebrated in honor of the end of fasting in the month of Ramadan, on the first day of the month of Shawwal. On the day of the holiday, Muslims perform a festive ritual prayer (Eid-namaz), put on their best clothes, prepare traditional dishes, and after the festive prayer, festive tables are set.

June, 27
Arafat Day
On this day, Hajj participants visit Mount Arafat near Mecca and perform prayer at its foot. According to Muslim tradition, on this day, the reward or punishment of muslims for good or sinful deeds increases many times.

June, 28 Eid al-Adha
The feast of the sacrifice of Eid al-Adha is part of the Muslim rite of pilgrimage to Mecca and lasts for three days. It is necessary to perform a complete ablution, put on new clothes, if possible, anoint yourself with incense, pray for the dead, conduct morning prayer, and make a sacrifice to Allah the Almighty. The holiday will end on June 30, on the 12th day of Zul-hijji.

June 29 – July 1
At-Tashrik (first day)
Continuation of the celebration of Eid al-Adha. On the days of At-Tashrik muslims perform the final Hajj ritual, the essence of which consists in throwing pebbles on three pillars and symbolically stoning the devil.

July, 19
The beginning of the Hijri New Year (Muslim New Year)
The first day of the Hijra, on which the Prophet Muhammad, along with his first followers, left Mecca to escape persecution. Sermons dedicated to this event are held in mosques. The day is not considered a holiday, is not a weekend and is not specially celebrated in any way. Nevertheless, it is an important date of the Muslim calendar.

July, 28 Ashura Day
Memorial Day of All Saints. Believers observe an optional three-day fast, pray and thank Allah Almighty for saving the Prophet Musa and his sons.

September, 12
Hijra Night
The Day of remembrance of the migration of the Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina, as well as the beginning of the Islamic chronology and the era of Islam.

September, 14
The day of the Prophet Muhammad’s death
On this day, all faithful Muslims honor the memory of the Prophet Muhammad, who died on the 28th day of the month of Safar, in 632 according to the Gregorian calendar. Muslims on this day should lead a righteous life, give up work and perform prayers.

September, 26 – 27
Mawlid Al-Nabi (The Prophet’s Birthday)
Mawlid al-Nabi is a celebration of the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday. On Mawlid, it is customary to express joy at the arrival of Muhammad into this world, to turn to Allah with prayers, to give alms to the poor and to conduct pious conversations.

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