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Pakistan

Web Desk
August 12, 2018
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Live: Eid-ul-Azha 2018, Zil-Hajj moon sighted

KARACHI: The moon of Zil-Hajj 1439 has been sighted and the Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on August 22.

This has been announced by Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, chairman central Royat-e-Hilal Committee here at the Weather Complex on Sunday.

The month of Zil-Hajj will be of 29 days.

Eid-ul-Azha is likely to fall on August 22 in Pakistan while the month of ZilHaj has already begun in Saudi Arabia as the moon was sighted there yesterday (Saturday).

Zil-Hajj is the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar. It is the month in which the Hajj pilgrimage takes place.

Earlier, astronauts have predicted that the crescent is likely to appear on Sunday.

Moon sighted in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court announced that Sunday August 12 marks the start of Zil-Hajj, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Zil-Hajj is the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar. It is the month in which the Hajj pilgrimage takes place.

The Supreme Court called on all Muslims in the Kingdom to sight the crescent moon asking anyone who sees it with their naked eye or through binoculars to inform the nearest court, record his or her testimony, or contact the nearest center for assistance to reach the nearest court.

 Australia 

Zil-Haj moon has been sighted in Australia where Eid-ul -Adha will be celebrated on August 22.

The moon sighting in Australia is conducted by a panel of Imams. , it is an unofficial body of clerics.

According to reports, the moon was sighted in Sydney. 

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