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Some July Interfaith Inspirations:
Islam Lailat ul-Qadr July 1
Islamic Night of Destiny. First revelation of Qur'an to Prophet Mohammed.
Observed during the last ten days of Ramadan. Prayers to Allah for a good destiny.
Islam Ramadan Ends ~ July 6 (Depending on location)
9th month on Islamic calendar, devoted to the commemoration of Muhammad's reception
of the divine revelation recorded in the Qur'an. The event begins when authorities in Saudi Arabia
sight the new moon of the 9th month. It is the holiest period of the Islamic Year lasting 29-30 days.
There is strict fasting from sunrise to sunset as well as observed prayer times.
Baha'i Martyrdom of the Bab ~ July 9
The Bab, Ali Mohammed was executed in 1850 by Persian political and religious powers.
Observed by abstaining from commerce and work.
ChristianitySaint Benedict Day ~ July 11
Catholic Christian recognition of the father of the The Benedictine Order.
It was the first Order of the Western Church Monastic tradition and lived by the Benedictine Rule.
Shinto Buddhist Obon ~ July 13-15
Japanese Buddhist festival to honor deceased ancestors.
Involves lighting of bonfires, traditional meals, paper lanterns, folk dances.
Islam Eid al Fitr ~ July 18-21
Islamic event marking the close of Ramadan. It is a festival of thanksgiving to Allah for enjoying the month of Ramadan. It involves wearing finest clothing, saying prayers, and fostering understanding with other religions.
Ramadan is the 9th month on Islamic calendar, devoted to the commemoration of Muhammad's reception of the divine revelation recorded in the Qur'an. The event begins when authorities
in Saudi Arabia sight the new moon of the 9th month. It is the holiest period of the Islamic Year.
There is strict fasting from sunrise to sunset.
Buddhist Asalhka Puja Day ~ July 19 ~
Asala ~ turning of the wheel. Buddhist observance of the day when Gautama Buddha made his first
public proclamation to five ascetics at Deer Park, Banares. He taught the middle way;
the noble eight-fold path and the four noble truths.
Christianity Saint James Day ~ July 25
Christian recognition of the martyrdom of the Apostle James the Great in 44 c.e
Brief definitions and dates from the Interfaith Calendar by Delton Krueger ~ many, many thanks!