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Calendar of Islamic Events in Malaysia

  • RIS – Reviving the Islamic Spirit

    4th March - 9th January 2017 / 5 Jamadil Akhir 1438 - 10 Rabi'ul Akhir 1438

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    The 2017 RIS – Reviving the Islamic Spirit is schedule to commence from 4 – 5 March 2017 at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre, and the Knowledge Retreat from 6 – 9 March at Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

    To register your participation or further information, please visit http://risconvention.com

  • Masjid Tour Volunteer Conference 2016

    22nd - 23rd October 2016 / 20 Muharram 1438 - 21 Muharram 1438

    Masjid Tour Volunteer Conference 2016 will be held at the Federal Territory Mosque, Kuala Lumpur on 22 & 23 October 2016 / 21 & 22 Muharram 1438H.

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  • 2nd Marriage Conference 2016

    13th February 2016 / 4 Jamadil Awal 1437

    Brought to you by the folks who organised the ILM Arts Festival last year, the 2nd Marriage Conference has something for everyone. For those looking to find a marriage partner sign up for the Soul Seekers facilitation ceremony; if you require marriage advise, book yourself in for a counselling service and to learn on how to have a happy marriage one can the lectures and workshops. There’s also going to be talks on a range of marriage related topics, including finding a partner, raising children, managing finances, balancing career, dealing with divorce and more.

    This event also comes with bazaar, entertainment, workshops and a “mother’s corner”, a specially curated session to pampering hard2nd working mothers out there.

  • The 7th Penang International Halal Expo (PIHEC)

    29th - 31st January 2016 / 18 Rabi'ul Akhir 1437 - 20 Rabi'ul Akhir 1437

    The 7th Penang International Halal Expo (PIHEC) is hosted and organised by Penang State Government of Malaysia under its Halal facilitation agency, Halal Penang. PIHEC 2016 is an ideal platform and converging point for exhibitors and trade clients across regions of Southeast Asia, West Asia and Europe to promote and market wide array of halal consumable and non-consumable products.

    2016 will be ITC’s participation for the first time at PIHEC. Apart from disseminating info on ITC and Malaysia’s initiatives in the Islamic tourism sector, this platform will also be used to engage the north region’s tourism players to preview the new Malaysian standard MS2610:2015 leading to the 2nd Islamic tourism Masterclass tentatively to be held in Penang in March.

  • ILM Arts Festival

    30th August 2015 / 15 Zulkaedah 1436

    On 30 August 2015, the highly anticipated ILM Arts Festival is set to be Malaysia’s biggest congregation of world’s most admired Muslim acts and headliners making their ways to Malawati Stadium Shah Alam, for a day of sizzling performances of music, art and all that jazz.

    Catch live sets by :
    Renown speaker Nouman Ali Khan (USA); comedian Omar Reagan (USA); maestro photographer Peter Sanders (UK); skateboarder Jordan Richter USA); manga-influenced comic writer Asia Alfasi (UK); poet Amir Sulaiman (USA); graffiti artist Aerosol Ali (UK); two time world champion professional boxer Amer Khan (UK); visual artist Martin Travers (UK); nasheed artiste Ahmed Bukhatir (UAE); artist and designer Hannah Habibi (UK), Alpha Movements parkour and many many more. Malaysian artistes Altimet and Mizz Nina are also set to perform at the Festival.

    Ilm Arts Festival is not just an event that shows the beauty and richness of Arts in Islam and Malaysia but it also highlights the issues that the youth are encountering in the modern age. With a growing number of youth disconnected with society we aim to engage them thru the Arts and make them become leaders of their communities.

    To view a complete list of the performers and their bios and Facebook, log on to  www.ilmsartfestival.com

     

     

  • Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year)

    25th October 2014 / 1 Muharram 1436

    Awal Muharram, also known as Maal Hijrah, marks the first day of the new year in the Islamic calendar, which is why it is also referred to as the Islamic New Year’s Day. The migration of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) from Mecca to Medina also happened within this month, hence why this month is also considered the perfect time for self-evaluation and a change for the better.

  • Eid-ul Adha (Festival of Sacrifice)

    4th October 2014 / 9 Zulhijjah 1435

    Also known as locally as Hari Raya Haji and Hari Raya Qurban, Eid-ul Adha commemorates the day when the Prophet Ibrahim ‘sacrificed’ his own son in the name of Allah. It also marks the end of the Hajj season in Mecca which falls on the 10th day of the Zulhijjah month in the Islamic calendar. The highlight of this holy day is the slaughter of cattle, sheep, goats and camels, offered as a symbol of sacrifice for Allah.

  • World Islamic Economic Conference (WIEF) 2014

    1st - 3rd October 2014 / 6 Zulhijjah 1435 - 8 Zulhijjah 1435

    Organised annually by the WIEF Foundation, the World Islamic Economic Conference is an international business platform for discussing issues of interest in the Islamic corporate world and presenting business and networking opportunities within the global Islamic business community.

  • Eid-ul Fitr (Festival of Breaking the Fast)

    28th July 2014 / 30 Ramadan 1435

    Also locally referred to as Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Puasa, Eid-ul Fitr signifies the end of Ramadan and the beginning of the month of Syawal. It is a day of victory for Muslims after a month-long battle against worldly desires. On this day, Muslims perform Eid prayers at the mosque and seek forgiveness from each other, before visiting friends and relatives at home.

  • Nuzul Al-Quran (Revelation of the Qur’an)

    14th July 2014 / 16 Ramadan 1435

    Nuzul Al-Quran commemorates the day when the words of the Qur’an were first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). On the 17th day of the holy month of Ramadan, the Angel Jibrail had come to the Prophet with the first five lines of Surah Al-Alaq as he was sitting in a cave on Mount Hira’.

  • Ramadan Festival 2014

    29th June - 20th July 2014 / 1 Ramadan 1435 - 22 Ramadan 1435

    The National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) proudly presents the 2014 Ramadan Festival.

    Starting from 29 June – 20 July 2014, come celebrate Ramadan 1435H with various activities such as ‘Program Merakyatkan Seni (PMS) Jom Buka Puasa, Pertandingan Nasyid dan Marhaban, Tadarus Al-Quran, Kem Remaja Ramadan, Peragaan Hijab dan Bazar Ramadan Raya.’  (more…)

  • Ramadan (The Fasting Month)

    28th June - 27th July 2014 / 29 Sha'ban 1435 - 29 Ramadan 1435

    The holy month of Ramadan is a trying period for Muslims all around the world as they fast through the day, from dawn to sunset. During this period, they are required to abstain from consuming food and drinks, any wrongdoing and harbouring ill thoughts. At night, Tarawih prayers are held in mosques all over the country.

  • 56th International Al Quran Recital and Memorisation Assembly

    16th - 21st June 2014 / 17 Sha'ban 1435 - 22 Sha'ban 1435

    The International Al Quran Recital and Memorisation Assembly was first  held in Malaysia in 1961 when the idea was mooted by the YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman Al Haj, the country’s first Prime Minister. The Assembly was later established by the government to become one of Malaysia’s initiatives to promote global Muslim solidarity.

    For decades, Malaysia has been staging the Assembly annually, gathering some of the finest Qari and Qariah from all over the world. It is one of the main highlights of Malaysia’s event calendar and looked forward every year by many locals as well as Muslim tourists.

     

     

  • World Halal Week 2014

    9th - 12th April 2014 / 8 Jamadil Akhir 1435 - 11 Jamadil Akhir 1435

    Dubbed the biggest international halal event, World Halal Week brings together industry players and consumers in two key events: the Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) and the World Halal Week Conference (WHWC). The conference serves as a platform for business leaders, government agencies, scholars, entrepreneurs, producers and suppliers to collectively discuss, deliberate and identify the direction of the global Halal industry while strengthening ties and working towards the improvement of the industry

  • Maulidur Rasul (The Prophet’s Birthday)

    13th January 2014 / 11 Rabi'ul Awwal 1435

    Also locally referred to as Maulud Nabi, Maulidur Rasul observes the day when the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was born, which was on the 12th day of the month of Rabi’ul Awal in the Islamic calendar. The day is celebrated with early-morning processions to honour the Prophet while chanting salutations and praises to him, and sermons in remembrance of his teachings.

  • Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year)

    5th November 2013 / 1 Muharram 1435

    Awal Muharram, also known as Maal Hijrah, marks the first day of the new year in the Islamic calendar, which is why it is also referred to as the Islamic New Year’s Day. The migration of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) from Mecca to Medina also happened within this month, hence why this month is also considered the perfect time for self-evaluation and a change for the better.

  • Eid-ul Adha (Festival of Sacrifice)

    15th October 2013 / 10 Zulhijjah 1434

    Also known as locally as Hari Raya Haji and Hari Raya Korban, Eid-ul Adha commemorates the day when the Prophet Ibrahim ‘sacrificed’ his own son in the name of Allah. It also marks the end of the Hajj season in Mecca which falls on the 10th day of the Zulhijjah month in the Islamic calendar. The highlight of this holy day is the slaughter of cattle, sheep, goats and camels, offered as a symbol of sacrifice for Allah.

  • Halal Fiesta Malaysia (Halfest) 2013

    6th - 7th October 2013 / 1 Zulhijjah 1434 - 2 Zulhijjah 1434

    Halfest provides an opportunity for manufacturers of local Halal products to showcase their goods and services in what is deemed The Biggest Halal Expo in Malaysia. The event is also geared towards establishing an effective marketing and promotional platform essential for the improvement and development of the local Halal industry.

  • World Islamic Tourism Mart (WITM) 2013

    4th - 8th September 2013 / 28 Shawal 1434 - 3 Zulkaedah 1434

    Made up of three events – WITM Conference, WITM Travel Exchange and WITM Travel Fair – the World Islamic Tourism Mart provides an ideal platform for business networking among participants as well as connects sellers and interested buyers with regards to the global Islamic Tourism industry.

  • Seminar Halal Industri Pelancongan (SHIP)

    1st January 1970 / 22 Shawal 1389

    In the Islamic tourism sector, the role Halal is of utmost critical as food, beverage and consumer products are the large part of the overall tourism industry. While over 300 hotels in Malaysia have taken the initiative to have their kitchen and/or restaurant subscribed to the JAKIM’s Halal certification scheme, still too many out there are taking the position of wait and see. Some hotel owners have taken the necessary steps to apply for their certificate but stumbled upon difficulties in the process due to poor knowledge and lack of understanding in Halal.

    On the other end, many tour operators developing full board tour packages are struggling to find a network of Halal certified eateries to be included in their itineraries. Tour guides on duty also have encountered food establishments that put up confusing signs such “No pork”, “Muslim food”, Muslim workers” to imply their “Halal” status, unknown of its legal repercussion.

    In this view, Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) in collaboration with Halal Hub Division, Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) are set out to meet the Islamic tourism players in a series of “Seminar Halal Industri Pelancongan (SHIP)” that aims to set the record straight by spreading the fundamental knowledge of Halal and its intricacies.

    Amongst the topics to be discussed at the seminar are Halal certification, standardisation, proper identification of Halal logo, global outlook of Halal within the context of tourism, Malaysia’s position as one of the leading global Halal hubs and a success story of Halal certified hospitality establishment.

    FORMAT

    Paper presentations; interactive panelist sessions; and Q&A. All papers presented in the seminar will be in Bahasa Melayu.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND
    Primary target audience

    Hoteliers
    Travel and tour operators
    Tourist guides
    Airline companies
    Tourism product owners
    Homestay operators
    Tourism NGOs and associations

    Secondary target audience 

    Government officials
    Academicians and students

    FEE

    RM20.00 per person. Fee is waived for students but subject to seat availability.

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