Eid Milad ul-Nabi: Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday

Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, which Muslims refer as Eid Milad ul-Nabi or Malwid is commemorated on the third month in the Islamic calendar or Rabi’ al-wwal. The exact date of the celebrations varies among scholars but most Muslims celebrate on 1st December this year, with festivities having started … [Read more...]

Observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

The first two days of November are significant times for some Christians as All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day are observed on the 1st and 2nd, respectively.After the fun-filled trick-or-treating and costume parties bursting with sweets, it is time to pray for and pay respects to saints and loved … [Read more...]

Eid al-Adha: Festival of Sacrifice and Generosity

It is the time of year for Muslims to celebrate the Eid al-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice. This is also the culmination of the Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca attended by more than 1.7 million people. Through a crescent moon sighting on 22nd August, Saudi Arabia's High Judicial Court confirmed … [Read more...]