Islamic Observances

We celebrate with our Islamic sisters and brothers.

Ramadan Karim by Emuishere Peliculas / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0


The holiest month in the Islamic calendar is Ramadan. The time of Ramadan is determined by the sighting of a new moon. Ramadan remembers the month when Allah revealed the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad. In 2018, Ramadan is celebrated from May 15th to June 14th. During that time, the...
Hajj by Bilal Randeree / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0


The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. The Hajj begins on the 8th day of the Dhu al-Hijjah lunar month. The word Hajj means “to intend a journey” which speaks not only to the pilgrim’s journey but also to the Pilgrim’s intention and will. The Hajj re-enacts the...