Arafat Day on Oct 25; Eid Al Adha in Arab world on Oct 26
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
Most part of India will celebrate Eid Al Adha - the second most
important Muslim festival which coincidence with Hajj - the annual
pilgrimage to Makkah on October 27, it is announced Wednesday.
"Based on confirmed reports of moon
sighting from different parts of the country Wednesday, it is
announced that Eid Al Adha will be celebrated on Saturday October
27", Jamiat Ahle-Hadees Hilal Committee chief Shakeel Faizee said
while talking to ummid.com.
Sighting of moon is reported from
Ahmednagar, Nanded and other parts of Maharashtra and adjoining
Mumbai and Delhi Hilal Committees also
announced that 10th day Dhu Al Hijja and the first day of Eid Al
Adha will fall on Saturday October 27.
Eid Al Adha is celebrated in the
month of Dhu Al Hijja - the last month of the Islamic Calendar.
From Lucknow, Maulana Saif Abbas of
Central Hilal Committee announced that Eid Al Adha in India will
be celebrated on October 27.
Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations
will be celebrating Eid Al Adha a day before on October 26, it was
announced by Saudi Supreme Council Tuesday.
Meanwhile, as reports of moon
sighting came from different parts of country Wednesday, many
Muslims men and women were seen preparing for nine days fasting.
"The first ten days of the month of
Dhu Al Hijja are said to be the most holy days of the year. The
Arafat Day falling on 9th Dhu Al Hijja and Eid Al Adha celebrated
on 10th of the month are in this holy month. Fasting on these nine
days is rewarding", Umme Saboora, a student of Islamic studies,