Eid-El Kabir: Saudi declares July 19 as Arafat Day and 29th Sallah Day

Eid-El Kabir: Saudi declares July 19 as Arafat Day and 29th Sallah Day

The Crescent Moon Sighting Department in Saudi Arabia, has issued a directive to Muslims across the globe that standing at Arafat shall be on Monday, the 9th month of Dhu al-Hijjah for this Year 1442 AH, corresponding to July 19, 2021 AD, and the blessed Eid al-Alkabir shall be on the following day, on Tuesday.

The moon sighting committee said the moon was not sighted on Friday evening, adding that Saturday will complete the 30 days of the Hijri month of Dhu al-Hijjah.

The Muslim holiday commemorates the day the prophet Ibrahim was willing to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command. It is celebrated one day after the end of the Hajj exercise.

The Saudi authorities have restricted the 2021 Hajj to 60,000 residents of Saudi Arabia in order to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

intending pilgrims from across the world, cannot have access to Saudi Arabia to perform the 2021 Hajj as a result of the restrictions.

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