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Ashura has been a day of fasting for Sunni  Muslims for many centuries, marking the day Nuh left the Ark and the day Musa (Moses) was saved from the Egyptians by Allah. For Shi’ite Muslims this is a day for commemorating the martyrdom of Hussein, a grandson of The Prophet in 680CE.

Ashura has been a day of fasting for Sunni Muslims for many centuries, marking the day Nuh left the Ark and the day Musa (Moses) was saved from the Egyptians by Allah. For Shi’ite Muslims this is a day for commemorating the martyrdom of Hussein, a grandson of The Prophet in 680CE.

Indulge your curiosity and find out below what the following symbols really mean. There might be a few surprises along the way!

Indulge your curiosity and find out below what the following symbols really mean. There might be a few surprises along the way!

Today Muslims honour Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, the first wife of The Prophet Muhammad, blessings and peace be upon him, Khadijah is the first person ever to convert to Islam and is considered ‘The Mother of Islam’. The Prophet and Khadijah were happily and monogamously married for 25 years before her sad death in 619 BCE. (Some sources cite 623 BCE)

Today Muslims honour Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, the first wife of The Prophet Muhammad, blessings and peace be upon him, Khadijah is the first person ever to convert to Islam and is considered ‘The Mother of Islam’. The Prophet and Khadijah were happily and monogamously married for 25 years before her sad death in 619 BCE. (Some sources cite 623 BCE)

Feastday of Hildegard von Bingen a Christian mystic who lived in the 12th century. She was an influential and controversial figure, who postulated the  feminine aspect of The Holy Spirit and saw Her presence all around us in the natural world.

Feastday of Hildegard von Bingen a Christian mystic who lived in the 12th century. She was an influential and controversial figure, who postulated the feminine aspect of The Holy Spirit and saw Her presence all around us in the natural world.

Today Sunni Muslims celebrate the Birth of The Prophet, Muhammad, (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon Him). Shia Muslims celebrate this event on the 8th January.

Today Sunni Muslims celebrate the Birth of The Prophet, Muhammad, (Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon Him). Shia Muslims celebrate this event on the 8th January.

Today Jains begin 28 days of meditation and fasting. Paryushan is a time for confession and for seeking forgiveness for any wrongdoings of the past year. Overall it is a means of staying close to one’s soul and reflecting on shortcomings.

Today Jains begin 28 days of meditation and fasting. Paryushan is a time for confession and for seeking forgiveness for any wrongdoings of the past year. Overall it is a means of staying close to one’s soul and reflecting on shortcomings.

The Lunar New Year in Tibet, (Losar), is celebrated by the performance of special rituals invoking protective deities, spring cleaning and redecorating and the rededication of the country to Buddhism. Losar is a three day festival, following the first day which is dedicated to ceremonies and teaching, the last two days are given over to mainly secular activities.

The Lunar New Year in Tibet, (Losar), is celebrated by the performance of special rituals invoking protective deities, spring cleaning and redecorating and the rededication of the country to Buddhism. Losar is a three day festival, following the first day which is dedicated to ceremonies and teaching, the last two days are given over to mainly secular activities.

Guru Nanak (1469-1539) was the founder of the Sikh religion. A great religious innovator & spiritual thinker, his poetry forms the basis of the Sikh scriptures. Sikhs using the Nanakshahi calendar celebrate his birthday on April 14th.

Guru Nanak (1469-1539) was the founder of the Sikh religion. A great religious innovator & spiritual thinker, his poetry forms the basis of the Sikh scriptures. Sikhs using the Nanakshahi calendar celebrate his birthday on April 14th.

Dhul-Hijjah is the last month of the Islamic Calendar and is the month of pilgrimages and regarded as an extremely holy time. The first nine days are spent fasting and on the ninth day pilgrims gather on the Plain of Arafat six miles from Makkah al-Mukarrahmah, (Mecca). Many other fasts and ceremonies are performed during this month.

Dhul-Hijjah is the last month of the Islamic Calendar and is the month of pilgrimages and regarded as an extremely holy time. The first nine days are spent fasting and on the ninth day pilgrims gather on the Plain of Arafat six miles from Makkah al-Mukarrahmah, (Mecca). Many other fasts and ceremonies are performed during this month.

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