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Zil Hajj moon sighted in Saudi Arabia, the Day of Arafah will fall on June 15

The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia called on all Muslims across the Kingdom to participate in the sighting of the crescent of the holy moth.

Zil Hajj moon was sighted in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, following which, the Day of Arafah will now all on June 15.

Eid Ul Adha will be celebrated in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Monday 16th June 2024.

A statement from the Royal Court was issued shortly after the Dhul Hijjah Crescent was sighted.

 

On Thursday, special arrangements were made at the Tumair observatory for the moon sighting where teams prepared to observe the crescent of Dhul Hijjah (Zil Hajj moon).

While 10 astronomical observatories in the KSA searched for the crescent of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah.

 

The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia called on all Muslims across the Kingdom to participate in the sighting of the crescent of the holy month of Zilhaj and submit testimonies if sighted.

According to Saudi media, the Supreme Court’s statement mentioned that today marks the 29th of Dhu al-Qi’dah, and there is a possibility of sighting the new moon of the Islamic calendar’s final month.

Citizens are urged to look for the moon at sunset, it added.

On the other hand, in Pakistan, the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet on Friday for the Zil Hajj moon sighting.

According to Ruet-e-Hilal Research Council Eid-ul-Azha is likely to fall on Monday, June 17.

 

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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