UAE: dates for Arafat day, Eid Al Adha announced
It is predicted that many nations would recognise Monday, June 19 as the beginning day of the month of Dhu Al Hijjah.
On Sunday, June 18, 2023, which corresponds to Dhu Al Qi'dah 29, 1444 AH, the investigation of the crescent of the month of Dhu Al Hijjah will take place in various Islamic nations.
Even with the assistance of a telescope, it will be challenging to see the crescent on this day, especially if you're in the Islamic centre or west. As a result, it is projected that many nations will accept Monday, June 19, as the beginning day of the month of Dhu Al Hijjah. The first day of Eid Al Adha is anticipated to be Wednesday, June 28, and the Arafah day is anticipated to be Tuesday, June 27.
The crescent's placement on Sunday, June 18, 2023, in a number of Arab and Islamic towns denotes the following:
But it's still difficult, especially in the eastern and central parts of the country. A clear sky is required for the best visibility.
It is crucial to remember that these calculations, which are based on surface observations, give an idea of the crescent's anticipated visibility in the aforementioned cities.
In many Islamic nations, the start of the month of Dhu Al Hijjah and the date of Eid Al Adha are determined by local moon observations. They adhere to their own seeing committees or bodies that are in charge of confirming crescent moon sightings in their own nations.
These nations include the majority of non-Islamic nations speaking Arabic in Africa as well as Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, the Sultanate of Oman, the Kingdom of Morocco, Mauritania, and Turkey.
It is anticipated that some of the previous countries will declare Tuesday, June 20, as the first day of the month of Dhu Al Hijjah and that Thursday, June 29, as the first day of Eid Al Adha in these countries, given the fact that sighting the crescent on Sunday, June 18, is not possible by any means from the east of the Islamic world and that it is not possible on that day with the naked eye from the Islamic world.