Eid ul Adha Date Revealed! Prepare for Spectacular Festivities in Pakistan
The excitement for Eid ul Adha fills the air as the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee in Pakistan, led by Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, announced the sighting of the Zil Hajj moon. This joyful news sets the stage for the nation to celebrate Eid ul Adha on June 29, Thursday. The committee made the decision after a meeting, attended by representatives from various ministries and departments.
The Moon Sighting Committee’s Deliberations:
Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, along with the members of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, presided over the meeting to determine the sighting of the Zil Hajj moon. Reports of moon sightings were received from different cities, including Karachi and Lahore. The testimonies from these cities played a pivotal role in the decision-making process. Notable attendees at the meeting included representatives from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, SUPARCO, Department of Meteorology, and Ministry of Science and Technology.
Zil Hajj and Eid ul Adha Dates:
According to the announcement, the first day of Zil Hajj will be observed on June 20, marking the beginning of the sacred month. This auspicious period holds immense significance for Muslims worldwide. Muslims eagerly await the opportunity to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son, a testament to unwavering faith and obedience to Allah.
Preparations and Excitement:
With the official confirmation of the Eid ul Adha date, preparations for the joyous occasion kicked into high gear across the country. Families and individuals make arrangements for sacrificial animals, ensuring to fulfil the religious obligation. The spirit of generosity and compassion pervades as Muslims seek to share their blessings with the less fortunate by distributing meat. The air is filled with excitement as people are eagerly waiting for the communal prayers, delicious feasts, and festive gatherings that define this special occasion.
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The Significance of Arafah:
The day of Arafah, falling on June 27 holds profound significance for pilgrims performing Hajj and for Muslims worldwide. It is a day of intense devotion and supplication, as pilgrims gather on the plains of Arafah, seeking forgiveness and spiritual elevation. Muslims not performing Hajj engage in fasting and acts of worship, following the example set by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The day of Arafah serves as a reminder of unity, humility, and the power of sincere repentance.
Parallel Developments in Saudi Arabia:
In Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, the first day of the month was marked on June 19. It set the stage for Arafah Day on June 27 and the Eid ul Adha celebration on June 28. The simultaneous observance of these significant dates reinforces the global unity among Muslims, regardless of geographical boundaries.
As the Zil Hajj moon is sighted, signalling the approach of Eid ul Adha, Pakistan eagerly prepares for a joyous celebration. Muslims across the country now embark on a journey of spiritual reflection, communal prayers, and acts of kindness. Let us embrace the spirit of sacrifice, gratitude, and unity as we join millions of Muslims worldwide in celebrating Eid ul Adha and reaffirming our devotion to Allah. May this blessed occasion bring peace, blessings, and prosperity to all.