Festivals

Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with a cake on behalf of the worldwide Jamat on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with a cake on behalf of the worldwide Jamat on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Salgirah
Salgirah
12 December 2022

On 13 December 2022, Ismailis around the world will celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 86th birthday — an occasion to reflect on the unique spiritual bond that links each murid to the Imam-of-the-Time.

Masjid an-Nabawi, known in English as the Prophet's Mosque, was built by Prophet Muhammad himself, next to the house where he settled after his migration to Medina in 622 AD.
Masjid an-Nabawi, known in English as the Prophet's Mosque, was built by Prophet Muhammad himself, next to the house where he settled after his migration to Medina in 622 AD.
Milad-un-Nabi
Milad-un-Nabi
5 October 2022

This week, Muslims around the world commemorate Milad-un-Nabi, literally meaning the “birth of the Prophet.” Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) was born in Mecca in the year 570 CE and grew up to be a respected merchant, known for his honesty, integrity and trustworthiness. At the age of 40, he received his first revelation from Allah, marking the commencement of his mission as Allah's last and final messenger.

Muharram
Muharram
29 July 2022

Muharram is a month of remembrance in the Islamic calendar, observed every year as a time to honour and respect the life and deeds of Hazrat Imam Husayn (peace be upon him).

An Arabic-script ambigram, where ‘Muhammad’ upside down is read as ‘Ali’ and vice versa.
An Arabic-script ambigram, where ‘Muhammad’ upside down is read as ‘Ali’ and vice versa.
Eid-e Ghadir
Eid-e Ghadir
15 July 2022

This week, Shia Muslims across the world observe Eid-e Ghadir, marking the anniversary of an important event in Muslim history. According to Shia belief, tradition, and interpretation of history, this occasion commemorates the pivotal gathering at Ghadir Khumm, when Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) — based on a divine command from Allah — designated Hazrat Ali as his successor and the first in the continuing line of hereditary Imams.

Imamat Day
Imamat Day
10 July 2022

Foremost among the principles of the Shia Ismaili Tariqah of Islam is the recognition of the Imam of the Time. 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.

Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha
8 July 2022

This week, alongside our sisters and brothers in Islam, we commemorate Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice. The occasion recalls the monotheistic ethos at the heart of the Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Eid ul-Fitr
Eid ul-Fitr
30 April 2022

Muslims around the world look forward to Eid ul-Fitr as an occasion of peace, happiness, joy and festivity. It is a day for special prayers and the extension of forgiveness and generosity.

Laylat al-Qadr
Laylat al-Qadr
22 April 2022

Laylat al-Qadr, or the Night of Power, commemorates one of the most significant events in the history of Islam. It is the night when Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) received the first revelation from Allah. 

Old Fanous Ramadan, also known as Ramadan lantern is a famous Egyptian folklore associated with Ramadan.
Old Fanous Ramadan, also known as Ramadan lantern is a famous Egyptian folklore associated with Ramadan.
Ramadan
Ramadan
31 March 2022

In Muslim tradition, Ramadan is a time of heightened commitment to piety and purification through special observances such as fasting, the performance of good deeds – including charitable giving and voluntary service – and through personal sacrifices of material comforts. These observances can lead to spiritual fulfilment and a sense of renewal.

The first day of spring brings an outlook of hope and optimism
The first day of spring brings an outlook of hope and optimism
Navroz
Navroz
20 March 2022

This week, Ismaili Muslims worldwide observe Navroz (Nowruz), a festival that marks the beginning of a new year and the first day of spring. Navroz signifies a time of spiritual renewal and physical rejuvenation, as well as a spirit of gratitude for blessings and an outlook of hope and optimism.

The folio depicts several angels, along with Buraq, the winged horse the holy Prophet is said to have ridden on Mi’raj.
The folio depicts several angels, along with Buraq, the winged horse the holy Prophet is said to have ridden on Mi’raj.
Mi‘raj — The night journey
Mi‘raj — The night journey
26 February 2022

This week, Ismailis around the world join many of their brothers and sisters in the wider Muslim Ummah in observing Mi‘raj. Esoteric interpretations of Islam tend to emphasise the spiritual significance of Mi‘raj, which is seen as a symbol of the journey of the soul, and the human potential to rise above the trappings of material life.

In this work of art, the sun and star bear the name of Hazrat Ali, while the wood panel from the Fatimid period pays homage to the rich historic artistic traditions of the Ismaili community.
In this work of art, the sun and star bear the name of Hazrat Ali, while the wood panel from the Fatimid period pays homage to the rich historic artistic traditions of the Ismaili community.
Yawm-e Ali
Yawm-e Ali
23 February 2021

This week, Ismailis and other Muslims mark Yawm‐e Ali. The festival commemorates the birthday of Hazrat Ali (peace be upon him), who is revered by many Muslim communities for his wisdom, piety, and leadership.

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