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Muslim Holidays

Most Muslims Don't Care About A Mandatory Eid Holiday

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Seema Imam, a professor of education at National Louis University in Chicago, jokes that she wouldn’t mind if schools closed for the Islamic h...

New York Public Schools Will Celebrate Eid

Posted 02.04.2014 | Religion

Muslim families in New York City have been requesting official recognition for Islamic holidays in public schools for years now, but they may finally ...

Celebrating Prophet Muhammad's Birth

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Milad an-Nabi, also known as Mawlid al-Nabi, is a holiday celebrated by some Muslims which commemorates the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. It takes...

Religious Holidays 2014: An Interfaith Calendar

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

We live in a beautiful, diverse world, and almost each day of the year is a sacred time for someone, somewhere. HuffPost Religion is proud to present ...

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...

PHOTOS: Muslims Celebrate Eid Around The World

Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion

One of the most joyous days in the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Fitr, also known as Eid ul-Fitr or Eid, celebrates the end of Ramadan (the holy month of...

Councilman Proposes Schools Close For Muslim Holidays

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 08.06.2012 | Religion

Montgomery County councilman, George Levanthal, asked local schools to shut down for two Muslim holidays: Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha. "The schools...

Laylat al-Qadr: The Night Of A Thousand Months

Daliah Merzaban | Posted 10.26.2011 | Religion
Daliah Merzaban

Many Muslims around the world will spend Laylat al-Qadr in prayer and quiet reflection, hoping to seek the unparalleled benefit of a night when sincere worshippers are forgiven all sins and angels descend on earth.

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 ...

On The Prophet's Birthday: Old Guards, New Guards And Rear Guards

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

A centuries-old worldview is always ready to condemn change as being against the will of God. What I came to understand is that this worldview has its reasons for being.

Muslims In NYC Push To Add Holidays To School Year

AP | SUZANNE MA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Moneeb Hassan remembers having to choose between a final exam in American history or celebrating the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Adha. ...