Announcements–Eidul Adha 1431

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Announcements–Eidul Adha 1431

Physical sighting: has announced that except in a few places the new crescent was not visible until Sunday therefore they argue that Monday is the first day of Dhul Hijjah, and ‘Arafat (fasting) on the ninth of Dhul Hijjah is Tuesday November 16th, and ‘Eid is Wednesday November 16th.

Saudi Arabia:  The Fiqh Council of North America reports (and many other online sources also report, including fatwa-online and other Muslim sites) that the hajj authorities (“High Judiciary Council (HJC) of Saudi Arabia”) have determined that Sunday November 8th was the first day of Dhul Hijjah 1431, and that Arafat will be Monday the 14th, and ‘Eid Tuesday November 15th. 

Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA / ISNA):  The Fiqh Council of North America’s decision regarding ‘Eidul Adha is to follow the Saudi announcement regarding ‘Eidul Adha because ‘Eidul Adha and the performance of Hajj are connected and the Saudi government makes official pronouncements about when Hajj begins.  FCNA therefore determines Dhul Hijjah began Sunday November 7th, and that ‘Eidul Adha will be Tuesday November 16th. 

(We apologize—on Tuesday November 9th we corrected this last paragraph. We originally said FCNA’s ‘Eid would be “Wednesday November 16th” – we should have said “Tuesday November 16th”)


The ‘ulama say the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah are a very blessed time for worship!


Salaam aleikum!

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