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Islamic Calendar

LOOK: Intense Photos Of Ashura May Shock You

Posted 11.14.2013 | Religion

Shiite Muslims observe Ashura through mourning rituals such as self-flagellation and reenactments of the martyrdom. Many travel to Karbala in Iraq, wh...

Ramadan Greetings Via Twitter

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion

Ramadan Mubarak to all! People are already celebrating the beginning of the holy month, despite the dispute about the start date. Twitter is explo...

What's So Difficult About The Islamic Calendar?

Nidhal Guessoum | Posted 09.14.2011 | Religion
Nidhal Guessoum

Until we digest the importance of moving from the simple, limited and limiting rules to a more intelligent understanding and applications of the ideas underlying them, we will continue to witness various types of chaos.

Muslims Celebrate Lailat al Miraj

Posted 06.05.2013 | Religion

Lailat al Miraj is a Muslim holiday that commemorates the Prophet Muhammad's nighttime journey from Mecca to the 'Farthest Mosque' in Jerusalem where ...

Ashura: Shi'a Islam's Day Of Sorrow And Inspiration

Aziz Poonawalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Aziz Poonawalla

Ashura is the story of Imam Hussain AS, who was martyred by the forces of Yazid on the plains of Karbala in what is modern-day Iraq. Ashura is not a sectarian doctrine but a timeless message that resonates in every era.

The Hijra: Movement Of God's People

Omid Safi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Omid Safi

The Islamic calendar does not begin with the year of Muhammad's birth, nor does it begin with the commencement of revelation to Muhammad. Rather, it begins with this purposeful move of the Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina.