Celebrating Islamic Holidays
Which Islamic holiday marks the end of Ramadan?
- Eid al-Fitr commemorates the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting and spiritual reflection.
What significant event does Eid al-Adha commemorate?
- The willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son was an act of faith remembered during Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice.
How long does the celebration of Eid al-Adha last?
- Four days is correct. Eid al-Adha is a religious holiday marked by prayers, feasts, and charitable acts.
What is the significance of the Islamic lunar month Muharram?
- Muharram is the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar and the start of the Islamic New Year.
Ashura, observed on the 10th of Muharram, commemorates what event?
- Ashura is a day of mourning, especially in Shia Islam, commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, Prophet Muhammad's grandson.
What happens during the night of Laylat al-Qadr, one of the last ten nights of Ramadan?
- The Night of Power, or Laylat al-Qadr, is considered the holiest night of the year because it is when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Prophet Mohammad.
Which of the following involves a pilgrimage to Mecca?
- If physically and financially capable, every Muslim is required to make the Hajj pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime.
What event does Mawlid al-Nabi celebrate?
- Mawlid al-Nabi is observed to celebrate the birth of Islam's final prophet, Muhammad.
What does the festival of Isra and Mi'raj commemorate?
- The Night Journey and Ascension of Prophet Muhammad is a miraculous journey celebrated every year on the 27th of Rajab.
What event does the Day of Arafah commemorate?
- Muslims believe this is the day that Allah perfected Islam. It is significant during the Hajj pilgrimage and is called the Day of Arafah.