Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, commemorates one of the greatest trials of faith in the life of Prophet Ibrahim (upon whom be peace), and also recalls the monotheistic ethos at the heart of the Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Imamat Day is an occasion to reaffirm this principle, express gratitude to Mawlana Hazar Imam, and to reaffirm our spiritual allegiance to the Imam and our commitment to the ethics of the faith.
Ramadan is the holy month in which Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) received the first revelation of the Holy Qur'an. It is a time of heightened commitment to piety and purification through special observances such as fasting, the performance of good deeds, and through...
Eid-e Ghadir, the festival commemorates the pivotal event at Ghadir Khumm when, by divine command, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) designated his cousin Hazrat Ali as the first in the continuing line of hereditary Imams.
Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month in which the Qur’an-e Shariff was revealed. It is an occasion of peace, happiness, joy and festivity.
Laylat al-Qadr – the Night of Power – commemorates the night during which the first verses of the Holy Qur’an were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family).
Navroz (Nowruz), a festival that marks the beginning of a new year and the first day of spring. More generally, it signifies a time of spiritual renewal and physical rejuvenation, as well as the spirit of gratitude for blessings and an outlook of hope and optimism.
Muharram is a month of remembrance, as it was on the tenth day of this month – known as Ashura – that Hazrat Imam Husayn, the beloved grandson of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family), was martyred at Karbala in 680 CE.
Salgirah, the celebration of Mawlana Hazar Imam's birthday is an occasion for Ismailis to reflect on the unique spiritual bond that links each murid to Hazar Imam. It also affords the Jamat an opportunity to express its love, loyalty and devotion to the Imamat, which binds the Ismaili...