Hijri New Year – Celebrations of Islam
First, there is the Hijri New Year. Please note if the beginning of the year of Hijri is marked by the hijrah of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Every year this Muslim holiday is mandatory to be commemorated with the aim of preserving the history of Muslims.
Although now in general people use the calendar more AD, but Muslims are required to celebrate the Hijri New Year as a form of maintaining islamic traditions and history.
Isra Miraj – Celebrations of Islam
Surely you already know about the events of Isra Miraj Prophet Muhammad SAW. Isra Miraj itself is a night trip carried out by the Prophet (peace be upon him).
At the event of Isra Miraj, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was lifted up to heaven to receive the command of fardhu prayer 5 times a day. This command of fardhu prayer is an obligation that must be carried out by all Muslims in the world.
Every year the event of Isra Miraj falls on the 25th of Rajab on the Hijri calendar. Usually to commemorate the holding of recitation events, reading the story of the prophet and so on.
Maulid (birth) of Prophet Muhammad – Celebrations of Islam
The next list of Islamic holidays is the Prophet Muhammad’s Maulid. Maulid Nabi Muhammad is commemorated every year 12 Rabiul Early Year of the Elephant in the hijaiyah calendar.
While in the calendar is April 20, 571. Every year, Muslims in the world always commemorate the Prophet’s Maulid.
This is done as a tribute and also remembers the greatness and example of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The event held to commemorate the Maulid of the Prophet Muhammad each region is different, adapted to the traditions of each region.
Eid al-Fitr or often called Eid is commemorated on the 1st of Shawwal. Eid al-Fitr is a day of victory for Muslims around the world who have been observing a full month of fasting during Ramadan. Fasting itself is an exercise for Muslims to guard the heart, mouth, mind and all its limbs.
After a full month of fasting, mankind, especially a Muslim, will return in his nature or holiness. When celebrating eid al-Fitr, Muslims are circumcised to perform id prayers. After the prayer id, it can be continued by connecting with loved ones.
Eid al-Adha annually falls on the 10th of Zulhijah. Before celebrating this holiday, Muslims observe sunnah fasting called Tarwiyah and Arafat. Eid al-Adha is celebrated to commemorate the qurban event carried out by Prophet Ibrahim (as).
At that time, Prophet Ibrahim sincerely sacrificed his son named Ismail to carry out the command of Allah SWT. At that time, God replaced him with a sheep.
On the feast of Eid al-Adha, Muslims also perform sunnah prayer Id. After carrying out this worship, continued with the slaughter of qurban animals like what was once done by Prophet Ibrahim.