Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Most Beautiful Events of Islam 2017. The Islam religion has an approximate of 1.2 billion believers in the entire world. This makes it the second religion after the Christians. Prophet Muhammad, who was the final messenger of Allah, founded this religion in the 7th century. Pleasing the God (Allah) is the main and only goal of all true Muslims. So for one to gain enlightenment, he or she must always please Allah. In a year, the Islam religion has so many celebrations as a way to thank to thank their God (Allah). An Islamic Hijra calendar is used by Muslim to arrange for these events.
The events vary in many ways. Some may be for physical and spiritual purification while others may be for cherishing. But one thing is certain about Muslim, when they hold celebrations they do it in a way that is admirable. So below are some of the top ten beautiful events of Islam that are to be found in the holy books of Quran and Hadith.
List of Top 10 Most Beautiful Events of Islam
The meaning of Yawm-al-Jumah simply is Friday is the best day of the week. This is the day when Muslims gather in mosques for sermons (Khutba) and thereafter the Imam leads them in offering the prayers (Jumah Salat). In the holy book of Quran, Muslims are advised to offer the prayers in cleat and clean clothes. In many Islamic countries, the weekly holiday is on Friday. However in those Islamic countries that have no holiday on Fridays, the shops, market places and businesses are closed during the prayers time as a show of respect to the Jumah prayers.
9. Hijri New Year
This marks the starting of a new year for Muslim starting from Muharram 1st. Muslim just like those that follow the Gregorian calendar, do celebrate their new year on January 1st. It is not an obligation for all Muslim to fast in the first month of Muharram but the Prophet Muhammad regards it as holy and a Mubarak month. During this month there are some Muslims who carefully practice fasting in ten days that start that month.
The eighth month in the Islamic Hijra calendar is known as Sha’ban. In India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Iran, the night preceding the 15th of sha’ban is known as Shab-e-Barat. Many Muslim believe that it is in this night that the almighty Allah writes the fate for each and every person for the whole year. The night is also known as the night of records. Also, some believe that during this night a certain tree in Janna does shed its trees. Death comes to those who their leaves have been shed in the coming year. During this period, people ask Allah for forgiveness and for a long life to them and their families and offer Nafal and Surah’s from the holy book Quran.
It’s the sacred and the holy night because of the firm foundation that it has in Quran found in Surah Al-Isra. It is also the same reason as to why it is known as Laylat-al-Isra. Prophet Muhammad took a journey to the furthest mosque on a flying horse (Buraq) and led other prophets in prayers. It is also the first time that the prophet spoke with Allah for the first time. Muslims are obligated to five prayers during this night.
In English, this night is regarded as the night of power or value. This holy night is found on the 5 odd nights on the last Ashra on the month of Ramadan. This therefore means the nights before 21st 23rd 25th 27th and 29th, however traditions insists the night before 27th. Muslim celebrate this night as it is believed it is when the first verses in Quran were written and given to the prophet by the almighty Allah. During this night, Muslims stay awake praying for forgiveness and asking for their heart desires. This is one among the Top 10 Most Beautiful Events of Islam.
Celebrated on Rabi-Ul-Awwal 12th, this is the holy birth day of Prophet Muhammad. Throughout the holy month, Milad in many Islamic countries is arranged. However there are other non-Muslims that engage in celebrations during this time but in a sophisticated way, more notably are the Sunni. It is an event celebrated by all Muslims worldwide.
This is one of the well observed and famous events of the Islam religion. It is an event celebrated worldwide by Muslims. Eid-Ul-Fitr literally means festival of breaking fast. It is the almighty Allah that gave the Muslim community the 3 days of Eid, this is after completing Ramadan. The rich are obliged to give to the less fortunate in the community to enable them celebrate the event. I think this the most enjoyable and beautiful event for the Muslim. Eid celebrations start soon after the prayer in Idgah. The Imam leads in offering two rakah’s that are preceded by Khutba. This is a day that is filled with happiness and joy for both non-Muslims and Muslims.
Eid-Ul-Adha festival literally means the festival of sacrifice. It is an event that Muslims celebrate worldwide. The celebrations for Eid-Ul-Adha run for four days starting on the 10th day Dhu-al-Hajjah. This day is celebrated to honor Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim who was willing to sacrifice his son Hazrat Ismail on Allah’s order. Allah later offered a lamb to be sacrificed. Muslims who can afford to sacrifice any animal are obliged to divide it in three portions, one for their own, for their relatives and the other one for the less fortunate in the community. This is a major event for the Muslims and involves lots of fun and feasts.
In the Islamic calendar, it is the ninth holy month. Muslim worldwide observes this holy month by fasting. Ramadhan literally means the scorching heat or dryness. One of the main pillars of Islam is fasting during this month. All adults are obliged to fasting during Ramadhan except in illness, breastfeeding, diabetic, travelling or pregnant. The month of Ramadhan focuses on forgiveness and special prayers. This event has been an important event since inception of Islam.
Hajj literally means to make a journey. This is the most beautiful and largest event in Islam. Hajj is a pillar of Islam and the largest gathering of Muslim faithful. Hajj is normally performed in 4 days starting from the 8th and 12th days of Dhu-al-Hajjah. Dhu-al-Hajjah is the 12th month in Islamic calendar. There are many activities that one has to do during Hajj, first seven rounds clockwise around Khana Kaabaa and then run between two hills, Al-Marwah and Al-Saffa and lastly at Arafat throw stones at the devil while standing in the vigil, shave the head, sacrifice any animal and celebrate the 3 days of Eid-Ul-Adha. After that Allah forgives him all his sins.
These are the Top 10 Most Beautiful Events of Islam. So if you are a Muslim It is my hope that the above information will be of great help. As of non-Muslims, let us always help them in their celebrations.