Arab religion, as some in the western world know it, is known by other names in its native lands. On Arabic shores, the main religion is called Islam, assuming that is what is referenced by Arab religion. It’s one of the largest religions in the world with numerous festivals all year round.
Three of those festivals include:
- The Mawlid an Nabi
- The Eid-ul-Fitr
- The Eid-ul-Adha
Of these three, the bottom two festivals are very important in the Arab Religion. Muslims around the world celebrate these with the purpose of cherishing what the Prophet (PBUH) has left them with.
It marks the festive last day of Ramadan, the month of fasting. It’s basically a festival of great celebration among most Muslim countries and is held as a public holiday there. The Eid ul Fitar is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims. For Muslims, Eid ul Fitar is a joyous day since it is an opportunity for them to offer thanksgiving.
As a true Thanksgiving Day, Muslims show appreciation to Allah for their opportunities in life, strength, and good health. They also give thanks to Allah for the fulfillment of their obligations such as good deeds and fasting during the blessed month of Ramadan.
It marks the festival of sacrifice which represents the end of the Hajj or holy pilgrimage, which is considered something a Muslimought to do in their life. Eid-ul-Azha or the greater Eid is celebrated on the 10th of Zilhaj, the last month of the Islamic lunar calendar.
It is a three day festival. It is celebrated to commemorate the obedience of Abraham who readily agreed to sacrifice his son Ismail for Allah’s pleasure.
Mawlid an Nabi
It is a festival marking the day of the Prophet’s birth. It’s a day when stories of the prophet’s (Peace be upon Him) lifetime are told to the younger generations. Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is the most respected personality for the Muslims.