Islam in Malaysia is represented by the Shafi’i version of Sunni theology and jurisprudence. Islam was introduced by traders arriving from Arabia, China and the Indian subcontinent. It became firmly established in the 15th century. The constitution grants freedom of religion and makes Malaysia an official secular state, while establishing Islam as the “religion of the Federation” to symbolise its importance to Malaysian society. The king is generally seen as the defender of the faith in the country.
Various Islamic holidays such as Muhammad’s birthday have been declared national holidays alongside Christmas, Chinese New Year and Deepavali.
The following dates are the all important dates to all Muslim in Malaysia