Eid-uz-Zuha to be celebrated on 2nd September

New Delhi: Markazai Ruyat e Hilal Commitee Mumbai, Hyderabad and Patna in India, Karnataka in separate statements issued on Tuesday August 22, 2017 corresponding to 29th of Dhulka'edah 1438 AH said that Eid al Adha in the two countries will be celebrated on Saturday September 02, 2017.
"The new moon of the month of Dhul Hijjah is not sighted in any part of India. It is hence declared that Wednesday will be 30th Dhulka'edah 1438 AH, and the first day of Dhul Hijjah will be on August 24, 2017", the moon sighting committees in India said in separate statements.
"Accordingly, the first day of Eid al Adha will be Saturday
Eid al Adha is celebrated all around the world on 10th of Dhul Hijjah – the month revered as one of the holiest month is the Islamic calendars last month.
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08:23 pm
Markazi Rooyat e Hilal Committee, Kanpur in a statement released today Tuesday August 22, 2017 corresponding to 29th of Dhulka'edah 1438 AH said there were no report of moon sighting from any part of the state, hence Eid al Adha will be celebrated on Saturday September 02, 2017.
"The first day of Dhul Hijjah will be on Thursday August 24, 2017 and Eid al Adha will be celebrated on Saturday September 02, 2017", Mufti Manzoor Ahmed Mazahari said in a signed statement.
Eid al Adha is celebrated all around the world on 10th of Dhul Hijjah – the month revered as one of the holiest month is the Islamic calendar.
Rooyat-e-Hilal Committee Malegaon and Nashik also issued similar statements.
However, a formal announcement by moon committees in New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Patna and Lucknow are still awaited.

08:13 pm
No moon reports have been received from any part of India so far, Imarat-e-Shariah office, Patna in Bihar while talking to ummid.com on phone said.
The Imarat e Shariah office also said that the moon committee is sitting in a meeting since Maghrib prayers and a formal announcement in this regrad will be made soon.
Reports coming from Dhaka also said that the National Moon Sighting Committee is holding a meeting and so far no moon report has been received from any part of Bangaldesh. But, the committee will wait for some time more before making a formal announcement regarding the exact date of Eid al Adha celebrations.
Meanwhile, moon sighting committees in Lahore and other parts of Pakistan will also hold meetings after Maghrib prayers today to decide and confirem sighting of moon.

The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia after a meeting to analyse the moon reports on Monday August 21, 2017 corresponding to 29th of Dhulka'edah 1438 AH in Arab States announced that the new moon is not sighted in any of the Arab state. Yet, the Royal Court said it will hold a meeting Tuesday evening to take a final call on when Eid al Adha will be celebrated in Arab world.
Youm-e-Arafah (Arafat Day), also called as Youm-ul-Hajj, is on the 9th day of Dhul Hijjah whereas Eid al Adha is observed a day later i.e. on 10th day of Dhul Hijjah.
Muslims in the United States, United Kingdom and other Euripean countries rely on the moon sighting report of Saudi Arabia. As per this tradition, the Fiqh Council of North America, United States has said it will follow the Eid date announced by the authorities in Makkah, and so will the European Council of Fatwa and Research.
Eid al Adha is celebrated all around the world on 10th of Dhul Hijjah – the month revered as one of the holiest month is the Islamic calendar.
Traditionally, the festival lasts for four days but public holidays vary from country to country.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced that Turkey will observe a nine-day public holiday for Eid, known in Turkey as Qurban Bayram, from Thursday, August 31 until Sunday, September 10, 2017.
As in Eid al-Fitr 2017, the UAE, Kuwait, Pakistan and Bangladesh are also likely to observe a nine-day public holiday over the same dates as Turkey. In India and the Philippines, Eid al Adha is declared a public holiday.
Haj and Eid al Adha are celebrated to commemorate the sacrifices made by Prophet Ibrahim, Prophet Ismael and his mother Hager (peace be upon all of them).
Decision on Muslim festivals Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha is based on lunar system. As per this system, the first day of a new month is decided if moon is sighted on 29th day of the preceding month.

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