Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that it had seen the Zilhaj moon. This means that the Islamic month of Zilhaj will begin on Monday, June 19 and that Eidul Azha will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 28. In Pakistan 2023, Eid ul Adha will be on Thursday, June 29.
The Supreme Court of the Kingdom said that one of the important days in Islam, the Day of Arafah, will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 27. Traditionally, the Arafah day, known for its deep spiritual meaning, comes before Eidul Azha.
This is the first Hajj where people do not have to follow the guidelines of Covid-19. “The operational plan for this year’s Hajj season is the biggest in history,” said Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al Sudais, general president of the affairs of the Grand Holy Mosque and Prophet’s Holy Mosque. This was said after the end of the pandemic and the announcement that millions of Hajj pilgrims would return.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) says the new moon will be born on June 18 at 9:37 pm local time. It is expected to be seen on June 19. So, the first Zilhaj will probably be on Tuesday, June 20, and the date for Eid ul Adha in Pakistan is Thursday, June 29, 2023.
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On Monday, the Zilhaj circle will be seen at a meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee in Karachi. The meeting will be led by Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, who is the head of the group.
The zonal and district Ruet-e-Hilal committees will hold more meetings at their respective offices in different towns at the same time. Every Islamic month, on the 29th, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meets to announce that the moon has been seen.