Ashura: Commemoration

Quick Facts Summary: an Islamic festival commemorating several significant events, including the death of Husayn ibn Ali and the saving of the Israelites from the Egyptians 2019 Date: 9th September (starting at sunset on 8th September) Celebrated by: Shi’ite and Sunni Muslims (although for different reasons), many Islamic countries as a national holiday Linked Holidays: […]

Eid al-Ghadir: Final Sermon

Quick Facts Summary: an Islamic festival that celebrates the Prophet Muhammad appointing Ali ibn Abi Talib as his successor 2019 Date: 19th August (starting at sunset on 18th August) Celebrated by: Shi’ite Muslims; Iran, Iraq and other Shi’ite countries (as a National Holiday) Linked Holidays: The Hajj Background and Theological Significance Eid al-Ghadir (in Arabic, […]