Islamic Holidays 2019 and Their Importance

This article will explain all the Islamic holidays 2019 in detail and their importance and the history behind them. It is imperative for Muslims to know these holidays, especially the Muslims who are living in the western countries as they are usually not aware of the Islamic holidays because of the fact that these holidays are not celebrated publically as they are celebrated in Muslim countries. These Islamic holidays should be known to all Muslims as Muslims from around the world celebrate them together which ensures peace and harmony among them along with sending a message of peace to the world and ensuring that Islam is all about peace and prosperity of all Muslims. The most important thing that is common between all these Islamic holidays is that these holidays can always be seen to emphasize human connection along with connection with Allah. Islam always emphasizes on the fact that Muslims are required to behave well with their fellow human beings. Islam has always given out a message that Muslims should keep the rights of humans before the rights of Allah and always strive to be a better human being, and these Islamic holidays are meant to emphasize on that as well.

Islamic Holidays 2019 Celebrated by Muslims around the World:

Islamic holidays are celebrated by all Muslims around the world. Their way of celebrating them might be different from one another but the essence of these holidays remains the same. Islam gives the freedom to Muslims to celebrate these Islamic holidays the way they want so there are not many hard and fast rules when it comes to the celebration of these holidays. Some of the Islamic holidays celebrated by all Muslims include:

  1. Muharram: Marks as the new Islamic year, it is celebrated rather quietly with praying and reading the Quran.
  2. Mawlid un Nabi: Known as the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Muslims celebrate it by reviving the teaching of Prophet and trying to implement them in their lives.
  3. Eid al-Fitr: It is celebrated right after Ramadan and is the celebration of all the facts that Muslims keep in the Holy month of Ramadan. It is one of the most important and biggest celebrations for Muslims. Muslims in different countries celebrate this in their own way but the true essence is to donate to charity and celebrate together keeping all the differences aside. This festival is supposed to instill a sense of generosity and gratitude in Muslims.
  4. Eid al-Adha: It is after the Hajj is concluded each year and is thus known to be the celebration of Hajj for Muslims. Hajj is also one of the five pillars of Islam but it is not made necessary for all Muslims and only for those who can afford to perform this pilgrimage. Eid al-Adha is celebrated in the last month of the Islamic calendar and Muslims sacrifice some animal for Allah and distribute it among the needy so that for at least one day, all Muslims can eat the same no matter who they are.

Islamic Holidays

There are various other Islamic holidays 2019 as well including these grand ones.

Islamic Holidays 2019

Day Date Holiday Comments
Wednesday April 03 Shab-e-Meraj Sindh only
Monday May 06 Ramadan Banks are closed
Wednesday June 05 Eid al-Fitr Day 1 The end of Ramadan
Thursday June 06 Eid al-Fitr Day 2 The end of Ramadan
Friday June 07 Eid al-Fitr Day 3 The end of Ramadan
Monday August 12 Eid al-Adha Day 1 Feast of Sacrifice
Tuesday August 13 Eid al-Adha Day 2 Feast of Sacrifice
Monday September 09 Ashura 9th day of Muharram
Tuesday September 10 Ashura 10th day of Muharram
Sunday October 13 Urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai Sindh only. 14th Safar
Sunday November 10 Eid Milad-un-Nabi Birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). 12 Rabi’ al-awwal

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