Live Updates: Eid al-Adha 2023 Moon Sighting in UAE, Indonesia, Malaysia, UK, US and Other Countries

Live Updates: Eid al-Adha 2023 Moon Sighting in UAE, Indonesia, Malaysia, UK, US and Other Countries

Live News Updates: Dhul Hijjah Crescent Not Sighted in Indonesia, Iduladha on June 29

Eid al-Adha 2023 Moon Sighting in UAE, Indonesia, Malaysia, UK, US and Other Countries

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.

During the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah, Muslims engage in various acts of worship and good deeds, as these days are considered particularly blessed and it is encouraged to engage in acts such as fasting, reciting the Qur’an, giving charity and performing additional prayers as these actions are believed to bring immense rewards and blessings. The highlight of Dhul Hijjah is the Hajj pilgrimage where Muslims from around the world embark on this spiritual journey, performing a series of rituals in Mecca and its surroundings.

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The Hajj is an obligation for able-bodied Muslims who can afford the journey and it is a time of unity, humility and seeking closeness to Allah. The pilgrims perform rituals that date back to the time of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham), including circumambulating the Kaaba, standing on the plains of Arafat and symbolically stoning the devil.

The tenth day of Dhul Hijjah is known as Eid al-Adha, also referred to as Bakrid or the Festival of Sacrifice. It commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God’s command and Muslims worldwide celebrate this day by offering prayers, sacrificing cattle (such as sheep, goats, camel or cows) and distributing the meat to the needy.

Dhul Hijjah Crescent Not Sighted in Indonesia, Iduladha on June 29

The Dhul Hijjah moon has not been sighted, the Deputy Minister of Religion of Indonesia Zainut Tauhid Sa’adi announced today. Therefore, Dhul Qadah month shall complete 30 days tomorrow and Dhul Hijjah in Indonesia shall commence from June 20. Iduladha, also known as Eid al-Adha, will be celebrated on June 29.

Dhul Hijjah Crescent Not Sighted in Malaysia, Hari Raya Aidiladha on June 29

The Dhul Hijjah moon has not been sighted in Malaysia, the Keeper of the Great Seal of the Malay Kings announced today. Therefore, Dhul Hijjah month shall begin from June 20 in Malaysia. Accordingly, Hari Raya Aidiladha or Eid al-Adha shall be celebrated on June 29 in Malaysia.

Announcement on Dhul Hijjah Crescent, Bakra Eid Date After Maghrib Prayers

Muslims in UAE, Qatar, Oman, Jordan, Indonesia, Malaysia, UK, US, Canada and several other countries will try to sight the moon today. The final announcement on whether the Dhul Hijjah moon has been sighted is expected after Maghrib prayers. Accordingly, Eid al-Adha 2023 date will be decided. Stay here for the Eid al-Adha 2023 moon sighting live news updates.

(With Inputs From Agencies)

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