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Almost every religion has special days that indicate important symbols of its belief or important events in its history. These days differ from one religion, or even from one culture, to another, but the English word holiday maintains its connection to “holy day.” Religious holidays symbolize major components of faiths and make people gather together under a “holy” mood.

Holidays in Islam

Islam has two holidays according to the Qur'an and Prophet Muhammad. One of them is Eid ul-Fitr. It is celebrated after Ramadan, the ninth month of Hicri, the lunar Islamic calendar. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, with the exception of little children, travelers, and ill people. Eid ul-Fitr is celebrated for 3 days. Sadaka-i Fitr (charity) and Zekat (obligatory alms) are often ...

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