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.

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 Shawwal, marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan.

Eid-al-Fitr 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Eid-al-Adha is an Islamic festival to remember Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son to God. It is observed around the 10th to the 13th days of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah.

Eid-al-Adha 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Muharram is the first month in the Islamic calendar. Muslims may make a special effort to fast, pray or think about their deeds on the first, ninth and 10th or first, 10th and 11th days of the month.

Muharram/Islamic New Year 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016