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Dhul Hijjah moon sighting LIVE: Crescent not sighted at Tumair observatory in Saudi Arabia

June 6, 2024 11:48 PM IST

Dhul Hijjah moon sighting highlights: Crescent moon of Dhu al-Hijjah has been sighted in Saudi Arabia but not in UAE yet; Eid ul Adha in the Kingdom on June 16

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The beginning of the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah commences with the sighting of the crescent or new moon and marks the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, one of Islam’s five pillars, which is followed by Eid al Adha on the tenth day. Hajj is the pilgrimage that every Muslim must make at least once in their lifetime if they are able.

Dhul Hijjah moon sighting LIVE: Muslims in Saudi Arabia, UAE, US, UK, Canada to sight crescent moon for Eid ul Adha date

Dhul Hijjah is the twelfth and final month of the Islamic lunar calendar and it holds great significance for Muslims worldwide as it is the month during which the annual pilgrimage known as Hajj takes place in the holy city of Mecca and marks Eid ul-Adha (also known as Bakra Eid, Bakrid, Bakhreid, Eid al-Adha, Eid Qurban, Qurban Bayarami or the Feast of Sacrifice) on the tenth day of the month. Dhul Hijjah is considered a sacred month and it is a time of heightened devotion, reflection and acts of worship.…Read More

On the tenth day of Dhul Hijjah, Muslims across the globe mark Eid al-Adha where cattle sacrifice during the festive celebrations commemorates Prophet Ibrahim and Ismael’s love for Allah. It also shows that one is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice of what they love dearly for the sake of Allah.

The meal prepared from the sacrifice is then distributed in three equal parts – one portion feeds the family, the second is for the relatives, and the third is for the poor and needy. Muslims believe that even though neither the meat nor the blood reaches Allah, the devotion of his people reaches him.

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June 6, 2024 11:48 PM IST

Eid ul Adha 2024: UAE astronomers say Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH crescent moon not sighted

The Seal Astronomical Observatory, in UAE’s Abu Dhabi desert, stated, “We were unable to see the crescent of Dhu al-Hijjah despite the accumulation of about 200 images of the crescent’s location, which is consistent with prior astronomical calculations.” The statement came after conducting crescent moon sighting on June 06, continuously for 8 hours from 10:30am to sunset, using a telescope and high-resolution digital camera but only to end up sighting the planets Jupiter and Mercury and the star Aldebaran. If there is no further sighting repots across the UAE, Dhul Hijjah for the gulf will start on June 08 and Eid ul Adha will be celebrated on June 17.

June 6, 2024 11:22 PM IST

Eid ul Adha 2024: Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH crescent moon not sighted in Oman

Oman to mark the last day of the month of Dhul Qadha tomorrow i.e. Friday June 07, 2024 as crescent moon for Dhul Hijjah not sighted tonight.

June 6, 2024 11:17 PM IST

Eid al Adha 2024: 10 easy acts you can do for the first 10 days of Dhu al Hijjah

1. Dhikr

2. Fast the first nine days

3. Recite Qur’an

4. Remember loved ones

5. Pray Tahajjud

6. Give Sadqah

7. Repent (Astagfar)

8. Purify your intentions

9. Offering the udhiya (qurbani)

10. Prepare for Eid

June 6, 2024 10:01 PM IST

Eid ul Adha 2024: Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH crescent moon sighted in Saudi Arabia

The crescent moon has been sighted in Saudi Arabia despite reports of cloudy weather at Tumair. The Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH has commenced. Eid al Adha to be celebrated in the Kingdom on June 16, 2024.

June 6, 2024 9:37 PM IST

Eid ul Adha 2024: Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH crescent moon not sighted at Sudair observatory in Saudi Arabia

The crescent moon to mark the onset of Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH could not be sighted at Sudair observatory in Saudi Arabia but confirmation from alternative locations are further awaited.

June 6, 2024 9:28 PM IST

Eid ul Adha 2024: Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH crescent moon not sighted at Tumair observatory in Saudi Arabia

The clouds covering the sky made it difficult to spot the crescent moon at Tumair, to mark the onset of the month of Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH. Moon sighting results from other observatories of Saudi Arabia are awaited.

June 6, 2024 8:54 PM IST

Eid ul Adha 2024: When will Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH crescent moon sighting take place in Nigeria?

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, who is the President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, issued a directive that stated, “This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that June 6, which is equivalent to the 29th day of Dhul-Qidah 1445 AH, shall be the day to look for the new moon of Dhul-Hijjah 1445 AH. Muslims are, therefore, requested to start looking for the new moon of Dhul-Hijjah on Thursday and report its sighting to the nearest District or Village Head for onward communication to the Sultan.”

June 6, 2024 8:32 PM IST

Eid ul Adha 2024: When will Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH crescent moon sighting take place in Muscat, Oman?

The main moonsighting committee of Oman held a meeting on Thursday evening, June 06, 2024, at the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs to receive reports about the moon sighting for the month of Dhul-Hijjah 1445 AH. The meeting is chaired by Dr. Mohammed Said Al Ma’amari, Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs.

June 6, 2024 8:22 PM IST

Eid ul Adha 2024: When is Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH crescent moon sighting in Pakistan?

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee in Pakistan has scheduled a Friday meeting at the Pakistan Meteorological Department building in Karachi to sight the crescent or new moon of Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH. Simultaneously, zonal meetings will occurin other provincial capitals of Pakistan, including Islamabad, on June 07, 2024, starting 30 minutes before the maghrib namaz or evening prayer.

June 6, 2024 8:16 PM IST

Eid ul Adha 2024: Sighting for the crescent moon of Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH underway in Saudi Arabia’s Sudair and Tumair observatories

Moon sighting teams across Saudi Arabia reach the observatories in multiple cities to search for the crescent moon of Dhul Hijjah 1445 AH but the prominent observations are underway in Sudair and Tumair observatories and results from these two cities are watched closely as the Supreme Court mostly finalises decisions from these two.

June 6, 2024 7:23 PM IST

Dhul Hijjah moon sighting for Eid ul Adha 2024: What day is today as per the Islamic lunar calendar?

As per the Islamic or lunar calendar, June 06, 2024 marks the 29th of Dhul Qadah (the month before Dhul Hijjah) in Saudia Arabia, USA, UAE, UK, Canada and some other Arab and West countries hence, as per the tradition, Muslims there will be gearing up to sight the Dhul Hijjah crescent moon to determine the date for the upcoming festival of Eid ul Adha.

June 6, 2024 7:04 PM IST

Eid ul Adha 2024: Procedure of Dhul Hijjah moon sighting for determining date of Bakreid

Traditionally, Muslim communities rely on eyewitness testimonies from reliable sources to confirm the sighting of the new moon where local religious authorities or committees often oversee the process and skilled observers are appointed to look for the crescent moon shortly after sunset on the 29th day of the preceding Islamic month. If the moon is sighted and confirmed by these individuals, the announcement of the onset of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah (the twelfth or last month of the Islamic or lunar calendar) is announced and simultaneously, the date of Eid-ul-Adha is declared.

However, if the moon is not sighted, the month of Dhul Hijjah is extended by a day and the moon sighting process is repeated on the following evening after maghrib prayers. In recent years, advancements in technology have facilitated the moon sighting process and many Muslims now use astronomical calculations and scientific data to predict the visibility of the moon accurately.

This approach combines traditional practices with scientific knowledge to determine the start of the Islamic month but it is important to note that different regions or communities may follow different methods and criteria for moon sighting. Some rely solely on local sightings while others consider global sightings or rely on official announcements from designated authorities however, the goal is to ensure the unity and consensus within the Muslim community regarding the start of important Islamic events such as Eid-ul-Adha.

June 6, 2024 6:06 PM IST

Eid ul Adha 2024: Rituals for Muslims not performing Hajj in Mecca this year

The Day of Arafah holds significant religious and spiritual significance for Muslims worldwide and on this day, pilgrims who are performing Hajj gather at the plain of Arafat, near the holy city of Mecca, while those not on Hajj engage in specific rituals and acts of worship. Here are some of the rituals associated with the Day of Arafah – fasting, supplication and dhikr i.e. continuous supplication (du’a) and remembrance of Allah (dhikr), acts of worship at local mosques or homes, giving charity, reflection and repentance, celebration and gratitude to Allah for the blessings of faith, health, family and the opportunity to worship.

June 6, 2024 5:14 PM IST

Eid ul Adha 2024: Saudi Arabia calls on Muslims in the Kingdom to sight the crescent moon for Dhu Al Hijjah on Thursday evening

The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has called on all Muslims across the Kingdom to participate in the tradition of sighting the crescent or new moon after the maghrib namaz or evening prayers on Thursday, June 06, 2024. As per the courts orders, Muslims are requested to register their testimony or contact the nearest centre to help him reach the nearest court if they sight the crescent moon with their naked eye or through binoculars.

June 6, 2024 4:54 PM IST

Does Eid ul Adha falls after Hajj? Know facts and misconceptions

It is often assumed that Eid ul Adha falls a day after Hajj however, it is not true. Also, this has never been the norm followed by Muslims all over the world. After the first day of Dhul Hijjah is established, then the tenth of that month is calculated hence, the date of Eid ul Adha is different for different places. On a more elaborate note, Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, takes place from the 8th to the 12th of Dhul Hijjah where on 8th Dhul Hijjah (Yawm at-Tarwiyah), pilgrims begin their Hajj rituals; on 9th Dhul Hijjah (Yawm Arafat), the most significant day of Hajj, pilgrims gather on the plain of Arafat to pray and seek forgiveness while on the day of Eid ul Adha i.e. 10th Dhul Hijjah (Yawm an-Nahr), pilgrims perform the ritual of animal sacrifice (Qurbani) to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Allah. Allah provided a ram to sacrifice instead. Finally, Hajj ends on 12th Dhul Hijjah.

June 6, 2024 4:22 PM IST

Eid ul Adha 2024 date: When will Muslims in India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, Sultanate of Brunei and other South Asian nations celebrate Bakra Eid

Muslims in India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, Sultanate of Brunei and other South Asian nations will gear up to sight the crescent moon of Dhul Hijjah on June 07, 2024 and if it is sighted, Eid-ul-Adha in these countries will be celebrated on June 17, 2024 otherwise on June 18, 2024. This is because the beginning of the Islamic month of Dhu Al-Hijjah marks the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, one of Islam’s five pillars, and is followed by Eid Al Adha on the tenth day.

June 6, 2024 3:54 PM IST

Eid ul Adha 2024 date: Will Muslims in Saudi Arabia, UAE, US, UK mark the beginning of Dhul Hijjah from tonight?

If the crescent moon is not spotted in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, other Arab states, UK, US, Canada etc after maghrib prayers on Wednesday June 06, 2024, then the first day of the holy month of Dhul Hijjah will be marked on Friday June 08, 2024 and Eid al Adha 2024 celebrations will commence in these nations on June 17 (Dhul Hijjah 10) while Arafah Day will be on June 16 (Dhul Hijjah 9).

June 6, 2024 3:49 PM IST

Eid ul Adha 2024 date: When will Muslims in Saudi Arabia, UAE, US, UK, other countries celebrate Bakra Eid

This year, Muslims in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and other Arab states along with UK, US and Canada will look for the Eid-ul-Adha crescent moon on the evening of 29th of Hijri calendar month Dhul Qa’adah (the month before Dhul Hijjah), which is Wednesday, June 06, 2024. If spotted, the month of Dhul Hijjah will begin the next day i.e. June 07, 2024 and Bakhreid celebrations in these countries will commence on June 16, 2024 (Dhul Hijjah 10) while the Day of Arafat – the key ritual of Hajj – will be observed on Tuesday June June 15 (Dhul Hijjah 9).