Islamic holidays 2025

Islamic holidays are an integral part of Muslims’ lives worldwide. They provide an opportunity to celebrate significant historical events and express deep faith and devotion to God. These holidays not only bring joy but also remind us of the values of solidarity, kindness, and humility, strengthening human bonds and emphasizing the importance of community. In the following article, we will take a closer look at Islamic holidays 2025.

Islamic holidays 2025

Lailat al Miraj

January 27, 2025

Lailat al Miraj, observed on the 27th day of the month of Rajab, commemorates the Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and his ascension to the heavens. Muslims celebrate this day with prayers, recitation of the Quran, and reflection on the spiritual teachings of the Prophet’s journey. This event symbolizes spiritual transcendence and affirmation of divine power.

Lailat al Bara’ah

February 14, 2025

Lailat al-Bara’ah, observed on the 15th day of the month of Sha’ban in the Islamic calendar, is the Night of Forgiveness and Blessings. Muslims spend this night in prayer, recitation of the Quran, and reflection. It is believed that on this night, the destinies of people for the upcoming year are written, and sins are forgiven. In some communities, people visit cemeteries to pray for the deceased. Thus, Lailat al-Bara’ah becomes a time for spiritual renewal and repentance.


March 1, 2025

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is a time of fasting, prayer, and reflection observed by Muslims worldwide. It aims to strengthen the bond with God, engage in spiritual contemplation, and show compassion towards those in need. During daylight hours, Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, and other pleasures. At sunset, they break their fast with a meal called iftar, often in a familial atmosphere. Ramadan concludes with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr on the first day of the month of Shawwal.

Laylat al-Qadr

March 27, 2025

Laylat al-Qadr falls on one of the odd-numbered nights during the last ten days of Ramadan. It is believed to be the night the Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad. Muslims spend this night in prayer, reciting the Quran, and seeking forgiveness. It is believed that deeds performed on Laylat al-Qadr are as valuable as a thousand months of prayers. Those who engage in prayer and introspection on this night may receive grace and forgiveness from God.

Eid al-Fitr

March 31, 2025

Eid al-Fitr, also known as the Festival of Breaking the Fast, is celebrated on the first day of the month of Shawwal, immediately after the conclusion of Ramadan. This joyous festival marks the end of the month-long fast, symbolizing the triumph of the spirit over the physical body and the solidarity of the Muslim community. During Eid al-Fitr, Muslims gather for communal prayers in mosques, exchange greetings, partake in feasts, and give charity to those in need. It is a time of gratitude, love, and generosity.

Waqf al-Arafa

June 5, 2025

Waqf al-Arafa, also known as the Day of Arafa, is observed on the ninth day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah during the Hajj pilgrimage. It is a significant day for Muslims, as pilgrims gather on the plain of Arafa to pray, confess sins, and seek forgiveness from Allah. According to the tradition of Prophet Muhammad, it is a day when prayers are particularly answered. After sunset on this day, Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, begins and lasts for the next three days.

Eid al-Adha

June 6, 2025

Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, is celebrated on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday commemorates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael upon God’s command. Muslims worldwide observe it for four days, sacrificing animals, which are then shared as meals with the less fortunate. It is a time for prayer, reflection, and sharing with others. Eid al-Adha is one of the two major Islamic holidays following Eid al-Fitr.

Islamic New Year

June 26, 2025

The Islamic New Year is observed on the first day of the Islamic month of Muharram. This symbolic holiday commemorates the Prophet Muhammad’s migration from Mecca to Medina, known as the Hijra. Muslims dedicate this time to reflection, prayer, and contemplation of their faith and history. It is not a festive occasion filled with grand celebrations, but rather an opportunity for introspection and spiritual growth planning for the upcoming year.


July 5, 2025

Ashura, observed on the tenth day of the Islamic month of Muharram, is a day of reflection and mourning for Muslims. It commemorates events from Islamic history, including the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, in the Battle of Karbala. Muslims engage in prayer, recitation of the Quran, fasting, and giving charity. Ashura serves as a reminder of the values of sacrifice, justice, and perseverance, as well as unity in the face of injustice.

Mawlid al-Nabi

September 5, 2025

Mawlid al-Nabi, celebrated on the twelfth day of the Islamic month of Rabi’ al-Awwal, commemorates the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. Muslims observe this day as an opportunity to reflect on Muhammad’s life and teachings. The festivities include prayers, recitations of the Quran, and sharing meals with family and the less fortunate. Mawlid al-Nabi is a time for reflection and unites the Muslim community in reverence and admiration for the Prophet.

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