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Jamat-Ul-Vida 2017: Last Friday of Ramzan

Jamat-Ul-Vida 2017: Last Friday of Ramzan

Ramzan is the holy month wherein Muslims observe a fast. In this pious period, Jamat-Ul-Vida is an extremely auspicious day for Muslims. As per Islamic history and religion, it is the last ‘Jumma’ prayer of the month. In other words, it marks the last Friday of Ramzan. Etymologically, it arises from the words ‘juma’ and ‘wida’ which mean “gathering”and “farewell” …

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Mosques Of India

Mosques Of India

Call it mosque, masjid, or dargah, they all refer to the same thing – ‘the dome of Allah’. India is home to a slew of mosques that dots the country’s skyline and tots up as a gentle reminder of the country’s Islamic past. It’s hard to miss the sandstone marvel of Fathepur Sikri or the imposing appeal of Charminar once …

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Eid ul Fitr Celebrations: Muslim Culture & Traditions

Eid ul Fitr Celebrations: Muslim Culture & Traditions

Eid-ul-Fitr characterizes the end of Ramadan or the Islamic holy month of fasting. While Eid means festivity, Fitr stands for breaking the fast. Together, the term is symbolical of breaking of the fasting period. The day is usually celebrated on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. Often termed as ‘Smaller Eid’, Eid ul-Fitr is a three day …

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Eid-ul-Fitr Prayers: Islamic Culture & Traditions

Eid-ul-Fitr Prayers: Islamic Culture & Traditions

Eid ul Fitr prayers are obligatory for every Muslim and are meant to be offered in congregation. However, in the contemporary celebrations of the festival, many Muslims also pray individually. After the moon of Shawwal is sighted on the last day of Ramadan, the Takbir is recited. The time for Eid prayers is from sunrise till Zuhr. It is also …

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Eid-ul-Fitr Date 2017 – When is Id-ul-Fitr 2017

Eid-ul-Fitr Date 2017 - When is Id-ul-Fitr 2017

Eid-ul-Fitr is the biggest Muslim festival that is celebrated all across the globe. It falls on the first day of Shawwal (tenth month of the Islamic Calendar), after the completion of the month long fast of Ramadan. The celebrations extend up to three days. Id-ul-Fitr is distinguished as a thanksgiving day. Allah is thanked by Muslims all over the world, …

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Eid ul Fitr Cards – Islamic Festival Greeting Cards

Eid ul Fitr Cards - Islamic Festival Greeting Cards

Giving greeting cards on any occasion is a very sweet way of expressing your genuine feelings. Like all other festivals, Eid ul Fitr is also celebrated by giving wishes through greeting cards. Cards are mostly sent to distant relatives and friends. However, many of us like life to give greeting cards to all our family members and friends, even the …

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Ramadan Fasts: Islam Culture & Traditions

Ramadan Fasts: Islam Culture & Traditions

India is such a diversified country, when it comes to different religions. Every religion has its own customs and tradition to follow. The 4 primary religions are: Hinduism Muslim Sikhism & Christianity Different religions have different customs to follow. People fast and worship their gods. Fasting is a part of every religion but the way to carry out these fast …

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Ramadan – Importance, Prayer & Celebration

Ramadan - Importance, Prayer & Celebration

Among the five pillars of Islam, the fourth pillar is dedicated to preach fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Also, known as Ramazan, the word finds it’s origin in Arabic language, which denotes the ninth month in the Islamic Calendar called Hijri. It is believed to be the sacred month when Allah bestows his utmost blessings up on Muslims. …

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When is Ramadan 2017? Date, Observance, Celebration

When is Ramadan 2017? Date, Observance, Celebration

Ramadan this year, like all Ramadan observances, will occur during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Ramadan typically lasts for 29-30 days. Ramadan dates will vary from year to year because the Islamic calendar is based on the lunar calendar, which is several days shorter than the solar calendar. The sighting of the moon marks the beginning of Ramadan. …

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Islam Festival Calendar 2017

Islam Festival Calendar

Islam Festival Calendar 2017 Muslims in India observe all the Islamic festivals that are celebrated in other parts of the world. In addition to the festivals, the days commemorating shrines in India and death anniversaries of saints, are also observed with religious fervor. All the Muslim festivals and observances in India follow the Islamic calendar, which has fewer days than the …

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