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Arafat Day on Oct 25; Eid Al Adha in Arab world on Oct 26

Wednesday October 17, 2012 11:34:10 PM, IINA

Jeddah: Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court Tuesday announced that Youm-e-Arafah - the Arafat day, which marks the climax of the annual pilgrimage of Haj, would be on Thursday, October 25. The first day of Eid Al Adha is on October 26, which falls on Friday.

The first day of Dhul Hijja is on Wednesday, October 17, while Haj rituals would begin on Wednesday, October 24, the Saudi Press Agency reported quoting a court statement.


The court said that there were no confirmed reports about sighting of the crescent moon on Monday evening, Dhul Qaada 29 and hence the month of Dhul Qaada was completed 30 days Tuesday, October 16.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Abdulaziz Khoja announced that this year’s major Haj rituals will be transmitted worldwide free of cost.


In a statement to SPA, he said that Saudi television will broadcast live the Haj rituals on Dhul-Hijjah 9 and 10, free of cost to all Arab and Islamic countries as well as to the rest of the world, in addition to the Western television organizations, and international news agencies via satellite Arabsat 5A, Asia Sat 5, MENOS system, and Intelsat 60.



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Picture of the Day

Mrs Mohsina Kidwai along with Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) VC Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah riding the traditional chariot on her way to the Athletics Ground. Mrs Kidwai was the Chief Guest of the Sir Syed Day special function organised at the AMU on October 17.



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