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Eid-Ul-Adha likely to fall on June 17 in Pakistan

However, the final announcement of the moon sighting will be made by the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of Pakistan.

Eid-Ul-Adha is likely to fall on June 17 in Pakistan, subject to the sighting of the Zil Hajj moon.

The meteorological department has predicted that there is a strong possibility that the moon of the holy month of the Islamic calendar, Zil Hajj will be visible on Friday, June 7.

According to this calculation, if the moon of Zil Hajj is visible on Friday, June 7, then Eid-ul-Adha will be on Monday, June 17.

According to the Al-Arabiya report, the International Astronomy Center says that Islamic countries will see the Zil-Hijjah moon on Friday, June 7.

If the moon is visible as per the prediction on 7 June, the first day of Zil Hajj will fall on June 8 marking the 10th day of Zil Hajj, Eid ul Adha on Monday, June 17.

However, if the moon is not sighted on June 7, the first Zil Hajj will fall on Sunday, June 9, and Eid-ul-Adha on Tuesday, June 18.

However, the final announcement of the moon sighting will be made by the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of Pakistan.

Importance of Zil Hajj

Zil Hajj, the twelfth and final month of the Islamic lunar calendar, holds significant importance for Muslims worldwide due to several key religious events and practices. Here are some of the key aspects that highlight its importance:

1. The Hajj Pilgrimage

  • Central Pillar of Islam: Hajj is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, making it a mandatory religious duty for Muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey at least once in their lifetime.
  • Spiritual Significance: The pilgrimage involves a series of rituals including Tawaf (circumambulating the Kaaba), Sa’i (walking between the hills of Safa and Marwah), and standing on the plains of Arafat. These acts commemorate the trials of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) and his family and are meant to symbolize the unity of Muslims worldwide.

2. Day of Arafat

  • The peak of Hajj: The 9th day of Zil Hajj, known as the Day of Arafat, is considered the pinnacle of the Hajj pilgrimage. Pilgrims gather on the plains of Arafat to pray and seek forgiveness.
  • Forgiveness and Fasting: Fasting on the Day of Arafat is highly recommended for non-pilgrims. It is believed that fasting on this day expiates the sins of the previous year and the coming year.

3. Eid al-Adha

  • Festival of Sacrifice: Eid al-Adha, celebrated on the 10th day of Zil Hajj, commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Isma’il (Ishmael) to obey God. Allah provided a ram to sacrifice instead.
  • Charity and Community: Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha by performing Qurbani (animal sacrifice), and the meat is distributed among family, friends, and the less fortunate. This act emphasizes the values of charity, community, and equality.

4. Significance of the First Ten Days

  • Days of Virtue: The first ten days of Zil Hajj are considered among the most blessed days in the Islamic calendar. Good deeds performed during these days are highly rewarded.
  • Increased Worship: Muslims are encouraged to increase their acts of worship, such as prayer, fasting, reading the Quran, and giving charity during these days.

5. Historical and Religious Events

  • Prophet Muhammad’s Last Sermon: The Prophet Muhammad delivered his Farewell Sermon on the Day of Arafat during his final Hajj, laying down important principles for the Islamic way of life, including the equality of all Muslims and the importance of adhering to the Quran and Sunnah.

Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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