BREAKING: Eid-El-Kabir 2024 Date Confirmed as Saudi Arabia Sights Dhul Hijjah Crescent

BREAKING: Eid-El-Kabir 2024 Date Confirmed as Saudi Arabia Sights Dhul Hijjah Crescent

  • The Crescent for the month of Dhul Hijjah 1445 has been reportedly sighted; it was seen today, Thursday, June 6
  • The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia disclosed this on Thursday, via a statement and noted that the month of Dhul Hijjah 1445 will begin tomorrow Friday, June 7, 2024
  • Eid Al Adha, the biggest Islamic festival falls on the 10th of Dhu Al Hijja, the 12th and final month of the Islamic calendar journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

On Thursday, June 6, the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia announced the sighting of the crescent of the moon of Dhul Hijjah 1445, the 12th month of the Islamic calendar, the Hijrah calendar.

With the sighting of the crescent, tomorrow, Friday, June 7, marks the first day of the new month in which Hajj will be held.

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Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court tasked Muslims as it sighted the crescent moon.
Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has sighted the crescent moon to confirm the Eid-el-Adha date. Photo credit: Arab News, Chronicle
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Dhul Hijjah 1445 commences tomorrow, Hajj Day, June 15

This was disclosed in a statement shared on its X page on Thursday, June 6.

The five-day spiritual exercise will commence on Friday, June 14, while Arafat Day, which is the peak of Hajj, is slated for June 15 and Eid Al Adha, the feast of the celebration, also known as Eid-El-Kabir, comes up on June 16.

Inside the Haramain tweeted:

BREAKING: The Crescent for the month of Dhul Hijjah 1445 was SEEN today subsequently the month of Dhul Hijjah 1445 will begin tomorrow i.e Friday, 7 June 2024
*Hajj Day (Arafat): Saturday, 15 June 2024
* Eid Al Adha: Sunday, 16 June 2024

Dhul Hijjah is a significant month in the Islamic faith, particularly noted for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, which takes place from the 8th to the 12th day in Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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This pilgrimage represents the fifth pillar of Islam, obligatory for all Muslims who are physically and financially able to undertake it.

Additionally, the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah is celebrated worldwide as Eid Adha, also known as Eid-el-Kabir. This festival of sacrifice commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God’s command.

Sultan declares date for Eid-el-Fitr 2024

Earlier, reported that the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar, announced that the 2024 Eid-el-Fitri will be on Wednesday, April 10.

The Sultan, who doubled as the president general of the Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), disclosed that the reason was that the national moon sighting committee could not sight the new moon across the country.

Professor Sambo Junaidu, the chairman of the advisory committee on religious affairs of the sultanate council, said the council accepted the report of the moon sighting committee.


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