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Eid Mubarak Posted by on Oct 26, 2012

Eid Mubarak (عيد مبارك)! Todays is Eid ul Adha (عيد الأضحى), or the feast of sacrifice. Muslims celebrate this feast by slaughtering a sheep. The aim of this is to remember the story of Prophet Abraham (إبراهيم) who was willing to slaughter his own son in submission to God’s orders, but then God sent him…

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The New Hijri Year Posted by on Dec 15, 2010

The new Hijri year (1432) started on the 7th of December 2010. The word Hijri is derived from the word Hijra (emigration of Prophet Mohammed from Mecca to Medina.) This is considered the beginning of the establishment of the Islamic state. The beginning of the Hijri year is often celebrated in many ways. Sufi traditions…

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