Saudi Arabia announced the start of Zilhaj month, the Kingdom’s Supreme court also announced the day of Arafah, one of the most significant days in Islam. The Eid ul Azha will be on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.
The Day of Arafah, one of the most significant days in Islam will be observed on Tuesday, June 27th, 2023. The Arafah Day is known for its spiritual significance, preceding the celebrations of Eid ul Azha.
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The UAE is also expected to announce the date of Eid ul Azha soon as UAE, Saudi Arabia, and several other Gulf nations usually celebrate Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Azha together.
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After the pandemic, this is first Hajj free of all Covid-19 restrictions. The General President of the Affairs of Grand Holy Mosque and Prophet Holy Mosque said, “The operational plan for this years’ Hajj season is the largest in history, after the end of pandemic and announcement of the return of Hajj pilgrims in millions”.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department also predicted the new moon to be born on June 18 which means the Eid ul Azha will likely to be on June 29, 2023, Thursday.
The Central Ruet e Hilal Committee will convene a meeting in Karachi today, Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, Chairman of the Committeeu will preside over the meeting.
The Central Ruet e Hilal Committee convenes on the 29th of each Islamic month and officially declares the sighting of the moon.
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Eid ul Axha commemorates the Quranic tale of Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) and his willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Allah, before Almighty replaced the son with a ram to be sacrificed instead.