Isra and Mi’raj
The Isra and Mi’raj are the two parts of a Night Journey that, according to Islamic tradition, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) took during a single night around the year 11 and 12 Hejri. It has been described as both a physical and spiritual journey.
The Coptic calendar has 13 months, 12 of 30 days each and an intercalary month at the end of the year of 5 or 6 days depending whether the year is a leap year or not. The year starts on 11 September in the Gregorian calendar or on the 12th in the year before (Gregorian) Leap Years
Eid Al-Adh’ha (Greater Bairam)
The second annual Muslim festival is Eid al-Adh’ha. Muslims head for Mecca to perform the rituals of pilgrimage. The most important part of these rituals is spending the night of 9th of thill’hijja on Arafat a mountain nearby Mecca.