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Mawlid in Algeria

History Rabi-ul-Awwal is the third month of the Islamic calendar and 12th of this month marks the birth of the last Prophet of Islam. Mawlid is an Arabic word which means ‘place and time of birth’ but in Islamic literature Mawlid-un-Nabbiyi means ‘Birth of the Prophet’. It is believed that …

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Anniversary of the Revolution in Algeria

Anniversary of the Revolution in Algeria History The French ruled Algeria for almost 132 years, they invaded Algeria in 1830 and captured it. In 1848 they controlled Algeria and became an integral part of the Algerian government. Many of the Europeans migrated to Algeria and these migrants were called Pied …

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Ashura in Algeria

Ashura in Algeria Background The word Ashura means tenth in Arabic while literally translated it means the ‘tenth day’. Ashura is not observed as a festival or a day to celebrate with joyfulness and delight. It is a rather dark religious event which is witnessed by Muslim communities all over …

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Muharram In Algeria

Muharram in Algeria History Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar Awal (first). Muharram is celebrated by Muslims all around the world as it marks the beginning of a new Islamic Year. The era of Hijri started when the Holy Prophet Muhammad migrated to Madinah, as per the …

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Eid-ul-Adha In Algeria

Algeria’s Eid-ul-Adha Introduction The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, being a Muslim country, observes the two most important festivals of Muslims. The first is Eid-ul-Fitr which marks the end of Ramadan and the second is Eid-ul-adha which is in the remembrance of the remarkable act of Hazrat Ibrahim which is …

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