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Eid-al-Adha to be celebrated on Aug 01

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Srinagar: Eid-al-Adha will be celebrated in India on August 01, Saturday as the Zilhaj moon was not sighted today.

Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid announces that Eid Ul Adha will be celebrated on August 1.

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of Pakistan has announced that the Eid-al-Adha in Pakistan will be observed on August 1.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has announced that Friday, July 31, will be the first day of Eid-al-Adha.

The court said that Tuesday is the 30th of Dhu-al-Qaeda, and Wednesday, July 22, will mark the first of Dhu-al-Hijja. Since the first day of Eid-al-Adha always falls on the 10th day of Dhu-al-Hijja and one day after Arafat Day, Friday, July 31, will mark the first day of Eid-al-Adha.

The announcement follows a confirmation by the moonsighting committees formed to determine the beginning of the 12th month of the Islamic calendar.

The committees confirmed that the crescent of Dhu-al-Hijja was not visible today (Monday) and will be clearly visible after the sunset of tomorrow (Tuesday). This means that Wednesday, July 22, will be the first of Dhu-al-Hijja that marks the start of this year’s Hajj season, which will be limited to only 10,000 pilgrims from within the Kingdom due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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