Zil-Haj moon not sighted in S Arabia, Eid-ul-Azha on Sept 1

The Saudi official moon sighting team have reported a negative sighting hence completing 30 days of Dhul Qi’dah. EID + Day Of Arafah is now Confirmed.

Note the following dates:

  1. 1st Dhul Hijjah: Wednesday 23rd August
  2. 8th Dhul Hijjah/Start of Hajj: Wednesday 30th August.
  3. Day of Arafah (Yawm ul Istighfar or Yawm ur Rahmah): Thursday 31st August
  4. Eid al-Adha/ Yaum an-Nahr: Friday 1st September

The first ten days of the month of Dhul Hijjah are great in virtue and it is from the Sunnah to increase in worship and good deeds; especially fasting on the Day of Arafah.

Abu Qutadah (ra) reports that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) was asked about fasting on the Day of Arafah. He said, “It expiates for the sins of the previous year and of the coming year.” (Muslim)

May Allah accept the Hajj of all pilgrims and the efforts of all those at home. Please pray for our teams who are hosting Eid prayers in many locations in the UK according to the Sunnah.

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