Announcements

Announcements and Important Dates 2016 Note: The following are useful dates for some important events in Islam, please note that these dates are estimates and regional customs or moon sightings may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, which begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen. Please confirm with your local Islamic Centre.Eid al-Fitr, which is on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan. Isra and Mi’raj (Isra Me’raj, Israa and Mi’raaj, Laylat Al-Isra wa Al-Miraj, Lailat al Miraj, Night Journey and Ascension to Heaven) marks the night when the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven and returned. ISRA AND MI’RAJ 2016 Thursday, May 5, 2016 Many Muslims in the United Kingdom welcome Ramadan as period of fasting, self-evaluation and spiritual growth. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. RAMADAN BEGINS 2016 Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Laylat al-Qadr is most likely to be held on one of the last 10 days of month of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar. LAYLAT AL-QADR (NIGHT OF DESTINY) 2016 Saturday, July 2, 2016 Eid al-Fitr, which is on the first day of the Islamic month of...

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