Eid al Adha 2021 Moon Announcement Live Update: The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia and the Moon Sighting Committees in United Arab Emirate (UAE), Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Jordan and other Arab states have asked the Muslims to witness the new moon of the Holy month of Dhul Hijjah (also pronounced as Zul Hijjah), today on Friday July 09, 2021 corresponding to 29th of Dhul Qadah 1442 AH to decide when Eid al Adha will be celebrated this year.
“The Supreme Court hopes anyone seeing the moon by the naked eye or the telescope to notify the nearest court and register a testimony or contact the nearest center to help him reach the nearest court,” Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported citing the “Eid al Adha moon sighting” appeal issued by the Saudi Royal Court.
The Saudi Royal Court says whoever has the sighting ability should take interest in the matter and join the committees formed for this purpose in different regions.
Eid al Adha (also known as Bakra Eid, Eid uz Zuha in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and around), is celebrated all across the world on 10th of Dhul Hijjah – the month revered as one of the holiest months is Islamic calendar.
Muslims in Palestine, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Kuwait, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Russia, United States, Britain and other countries will also decide in next two days when Eid al Adha 2021 will be celebrated in these countries.
UK Fatwa Council, Ulama Council in Singapore and religious authorities in Australia, USA, Germany, Canada, New Zealand and other parts of the world will also take a final call on Eid al Adha celebration after reports of Eid moon sighting.
Haj and Eid al Adha ( also known as Bakra Eid, Eid ul Azha and Eid uz Zuha in the Indian subcontinent) are celebrated to commemorate the sacrifices made by Prophet Ibrahim, his noble wife Hager and their son Prophet Ismael (peace be upon all of them).
In India, Pakistan, Bangaldesh, Sri Lanka and other South Asian countries the Moon Sighting Committees, Hilal Committees and Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet Saturday or Sunday as per the date of Islamic Calendar in these countries to decide on the sighting of the Dhul Hajjah moon.
Decision on Muslim festivals Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha is based on lunar system. As per this system, the first day of a new month is decided if moon is sighted on 29th day of the preceding month. In case the moon is not sighted, the month is counted for whole of 30 days.