Islamic New Year

My Fabled Land of Arabia will celebrate the coming of year 1436 H tomorrow, Saturday, October 25. The Islamic calendar (Hijra) is a lunar calendar consisting of 12 months in a year of 354 or 355 days, and the Islamic New Year comes with the beginning of theĀ first month, Muharram. As the calendar is based […]

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Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak (Blessed Eid) is a form of greeting used in connection with the two Islamic Eid festivals, Eid al-Adha and Eid-al Fitr. Eid al-Adha (The Festival of Sacrifice) is being celebrated in Dubai today. Lasting for three days, it occurs at the conclusion of the annual Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca. Muslims all over […]

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