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Big Update Regarding Eid ul Adha, Must Check

Srinagar, Jun 07 (WD): The crescent moon marking the beginning of the last month of the Islamic calendar, Dhul Hijjah, has been sighted. This significant announcement was made on Friday evening by the Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir, Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam Farooqi. With the sighting of the crescent, the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah 1445 A.H. is set to commence from June 8, 2024, which falls on a Saturday.

The announcement of the moon sighting carries great importance as it sets the date for Eid-ul-Adha, one of the most significant festivals in the Islamic calendar. According to the Grand Mufti, Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated on June 17, 2024. This festival, also known as the “Festival of Sacrifice,” commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.

Eid-ul-Adha holds profound religious significance for Muslims around the world, including those in Jammu and Kashmir. The celebration is marked by special prayers, feasts, and the act of Qurbani, or animal sacrifice. The meat from the sacrificed animal is distributed among family, friends, and the less fortunate, embodying the spirit of charity and community.

The sighting of the crescent moon is a highly anticipated event in the Islamic world, and it often involves meticulous observations and consultations with religious scholars. In Jammu and Kashmir, the Grand Mufti’s announcement is particularly awaited by the Muslim community, as it sets the stage for the observance of religious practices and festivities.

This year’s Eid-ul-Adha celebrations in Jammu and Kashmir are expected to be marked with great enthusiasm and devotion. Families are likely to come together to perform the sacrificial rites, share meals, and participate in communal prayers. The festival also provides an opportunity for Muslims to reflect on the values of sacrifice, compassion, and gratitude.

The confirmation of the Dhul Hijjah crescent moon not only heralds the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha but also signifies the conclusion of the Islamic lunar year. The Islamic calendar, being lunar-based, relies on the sighting of the moon to mark the beginning and end of months, making each sighting a moment of communal observance and importance.

In the days leading up to Eid-ul-Adha, markets in Jammu and Kashmir are expected to bustle with activity as people prepare for the festivities. From purchasing animals for sacrifice to buying new clothes and sweets, the anticipation of the festival brings vibrancy to the region.

As the community in Jammu and Kashmir gears up for Eid-ul-Adha on June 17, 2024, the announcement by the Grand Mufti serves as a reminder of the deep-rooted traditions and the collective joy that the festival brings. This period is a time for Muslims to unite in faith, celebrate their religious heritage, and extend acts of kindness and charity to those in need.

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