Islam is marked by some of the beautiful events. Islam being one of the most pure and widely practiced religions in the world pays a great deal of attention towards the celebration of these thorough going and perfect events. Most of these events are closely associated with the lives of those gifted individuals who struggled a lot for the prosperity and spread of the comprehensive system of Islam. Islam surely provides a complete and in detailed knowledge about human life.In other words, it suggests a complete code of conduct. So, it is because of these events that the Muslims get a chance to show their gratitude and salutations to these fine individuals who dedicated their lives towards the spread of this religion. Let us now go deep into the exploration of these 10 most beautiful events of Muslims.
One of the biggest events in the Islamic Calendar is the night of Lailatul-Qadar. It was on this night that Quran, The Holy Book Muslims was sent down from the Loh-E-MahFooz to the earth.The term Loh-E-Mahfooz literally means the preserved tablet. The night is fixed to fall in the last ten days of Ramadan. In this regard, Hazrat Aisha (R.A) stated that the Holy Prophet P.B.U.H asked the Muslims to look for this night in the odd days of the last Ashra of Ramadan. On this night the Muslims over the world gather in mosques and in their homes to pray the entire night and to seek forgiveness for their sins. This is the prime reasons for which the night is also called The Night of Power.
9. Juma Tul Wida
Just like all other years, The Juma Tul Wida was celebrated with reverence and serenity all over the Muslim World. It is on this day that the Muslims believe that one can compensate for the prayers that were missed the whole year. It is celebrated on the last Friday of Ramadan. The importance of this specific day of the week can also be understood by the fact that it was on this day that Harzat Adam (A.S) was born.
8. Shab e Barat
The literal meaning of the term is the “Night of Innocence”. It is celebrated on the preceding night of the 15th of Sha’ban, yet another Holy Month of the Muslims. All the Muslim countries celebrate this night including Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and many others. The Event is marked by some of the longest Muslim Prayers which are performed all the night. It is, in fact, night of worship and salvation as asserted by all the scholars of the Muslim World. It is also believed that on this night The Great Imam, Muhammad Al Mahdi was born. For those who do not know,Imam Muhammad AL Mahdi would be the one to annihilate the Antichrist or Dajjal.
This Muslim Event is the biggest event ever to be celebrated in the world. Millions and millions of Muslims from all over the world gather in Mecca, Saudia Arabia to perform Hajj. Known to be the largest pilgrimage in the entire world, all the able Muslims are bound to perform it once in a lifetime. It is performed from the 8th to the 12th day of Dhu-al-Hijjah which happens to be the last month of the Islamic Calendar. The biggest expression of the Muslim unity without any personal or religious differences is seen in this specific event.
6. The Month of Ramadan
Known to be the month which empowers the Muslims to reconsider their way of life, The Month of Ramadan is marked by 30 days of rigorous fasting. It lasts from 29 to 30 days depending on the siting of the moon. The Sawab and blessings of fasting are great, but it is in this month that the Sawab is multiplied. Trust me when I say, that it is not easy to keep the fast, especially in the times of the summer season. But the Muslims all over the world keep the fast regardless of their age and disabilities. Now that is really something which goes beyond the realms of other religions in the world.
5. Chand Raat
One of the most beautiful nights in Islam is the Chand Raat which is celebrated on the night before Eid Ul Fitr. It is also known as the night of the full moon. In order to celebrate the events all the Muslims gather at the homes of their relatives and friends for sighting the moon. After the sighting is confirmed they embrace each other and start preparing for the next day, Eid ul Fitr.The women also participate in the celebration of this night by preparing some tasty desserts and dishes.
4. Shab E Miraj
According to the Islamic Tradition, The Holy Prophet P B U H traveled to the Heavens on this night. What’s more astonishing is the fact that the entire journey was merely a few seconds long.It is beyond our rationality to understand how this happened? But in reality, it did happen. It was entirely a spiritual journey which The Holy Prophet P B U H made on this steed named as Buraq.The main purpose of this journey was to get some instructions from Allah Almighty regarding the performance of the Muslim prayers and much more.
3. Eid Milad Un Nabi
Religious zeal and spirit is best observed on this specific date of the Month of Rabi Ul Awal. I twas on this day that the Great Prophet Muhammad P B U H was born. The 12th Of Rabi Ul Awal is marked by the birth of the Leader of all the Prophets who came to the earth. It is celebrated ina number of Muslim and other countries like Pakistan, Suadia Arabia, Indonesia and many more.
2. Eid Ul Fitr
Now here we have an event which is the most awaited event in the Islamic Calendar. It marks the end of the month of Ramadan and is celebrated on the 1st of Shawwal. In the morning the Muslims start their day by offering the special prayers of the day. Surely, this day is indeed one of the biggest portrayals of happiness and Muslim reverence for each other. Not only this, the Muslims also give away Zakat and Fitrana to all the deserving and disabled people regardless of their religion and ethnicity. Now that is really something which you do not see every day or in any other religion.
1. Eid al Adha
Known by the name of the greater, The Eid al Adha is celebrated all over the Muslim for the commemoration of the courage and willingness that Hazrat Ibrahim (Abraham) R.A showed in sacrificing his son for the will of Allah. It is celebrated on the 10th, 11th and 12th day of the Month of Dha al-Hijjah. In recognition to the courage of Hazrat Ibrahim, Muslims sacrifice some of the best domestic animals.For those who do not know, Muslims in Pakistan spend nearly US$ 3 billion or more in the sacrificing of these animals. The meat of these animals is distributed inset proportions among the relatives, family members and among the needy. i hope you will love these events too and want to participate in these events .