Dhul Hijjah is the twelfth and final month of the Islamic lunar calendar and is of great significance to Muslims worldwide as it marks the annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca known as Hajj and marks Eid ul-Adha. The tenth day of the month of Bakra Eid, Bakrît, Bakrît, Eid al-Adha, Eid al-Qurban, Qurban Bayrami or the Feast of Sacrifice). Dhul Hijjah is considered a holy month and is a time of high devotion, reflection and acts of worship. (Also Read: Eid-ul-Adha 2023: Date Muslims in Saudi Arabia, India, UAE and other countries will celebrate Bakra Eid in Dhul Hijjah)
During the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, Muslims engage in various acts of worship and good deeds, as these days are considered particularly auspicious, and are encouraged to engage in activities such as fasting, reciting the Qur’an, giving charity, and more. Prayers These actions are believed to bring immense rewards and blessings. The highlight of Dhul Hijjah is the Hajj pilgrimage, where Muslims from around the world undertake this spiritual journey, performing a series of rituals in and around Mecca.
Hajj is an obligation for able-bodied Muslims to travel and is a time of unity, humility and seeking closeness to Allah. Since the time of Saint Ibrahim (Abraham), pilgrims have performed rituals including circumambulating the Kaaba, standing on the plains of Arafat and stoning Satan.
The tenth day of Dhul Hijjah is known as Eid al-Adha, also known as Bakreed or the Festival of Sacrifice. It commemorates God’s willingness to sacrifice his son and Muslims around the world celebrate this day by praying, sacrificing livestock (such as goats, sheep, camels or cows) and distributing the meat to the poor. .
Dhul Hijjah is a time of joy, gratitude and generosity as a reminder of the importance of faith, sacrifice and unity among Muslims. It is a month that encourages acts of piety, kindness and charity, so Muslims take the opportunity to strengthen their relationship with Allah, seek forgiveness and reflect on their life’s purpose.
Dhul Hijjah holds immense spiritual significance and is a time of spiritual rejuvenation for believers worldwide. This year, Saudi Arabia is calling on Muslims across the kingdom to observe the crescent moon on June 18, 2023, marking the dates for Eid al-Adha 2023.
A Saudi Press Agency report said, „The Supreme Court believes that those who have the capacity to show interest in this matter can join the groups set up in the regions for this purpose.”
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Sun, 18 Jun 2023 08:51 PM
Singapore announces date of Sulhijjah
The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) shared a video announcing the date of Zulhijjah. “The first day of Zulhijjah falls on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, announces Mufti Dr. Naziruddin Mohammad Naseer. This means Hari Raya Haji will fall on Thursday, 29 June 2023. Let us reap the harvest of our good deeds and welcome the month of Dhul-Hijjah. Rewards of these blessed days,” read the post.
Sun, 18 Jun 2023 08:41 PM
Saudi Arabia’s Royal Court meets to confirm the moon
According to News, Saudi Arabia’s Royal Court will meet at 9:15pm tonight to confirm the moon sighting reports.
Sun, 18 Jun 2023 07:57 PM
The first day of the Islamic festival was announced
The crescent moon is not observed in many countries, therefore, the first day of Eid ul Adha has been declared on June 29. Arafah, considered the holiest day in Islam, will be observed on June 28. According to Khaleej Times, Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia announced the dates.
Sunday, 18 June 2023 07:25 PM
It is a misconception that Eid ul Adha comes after Hajj
It is often assumed that Eid ul Adha falls one day after Hajj, however this is not true. Also, this has never been the norm followed by Muslims around the world. After the establishment of the first day of Dhul-Hijjah, the tenth of that month is counted. Hence, the date of Eid is different for different places.
Sun, 18 Jun 2023 07:11 PM
What is the significance of Qurbani?
Qurbani, which translates as sacrifice, is performed by Muslims around the world during the month of Dhul Hijjah. During this time, Muslims slaughter an animal. This is done to reflect Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his own son Ishmael to God.
Sun, 18 Jun 2023 06:12 PM
When will Muslims in India see the crescent moon of Dhul Hijjah?
The sighting of the moon is of great importance as it determines the exact date of the festival and marks the beginning of the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah, the tenth day of which is celebrated as Eid-ul-Adha. This year, Muslims expect to see the crescent moon on June 19 in the evening or after the Maghrib prayer.
Sun, 18 Jun 2023 05:59 PM
Traditional Bakrit Recipes
An elaborate spread is prepared on Eid-ul-Adha. Some of the traditional dishes are Sheer Kurma, Shami Kebab, Avadi Biryani, Kurma, Sevian, Kebab, Kaleji etc. During Bakrit, most of the delicacies are prepared using mutton as the main ingredient. It is believed that all parts of the sacrificed animal should be used.
Sun, 18 Jun 2023 05:34 PM
Abraham or Prophet Ibrahim had a recurring dream of killing his beloved son Ishmael to fulfill God’s will. When Ibrahim told his son his dream and explained how God wanted him to make a sacrifice, Ismail agreed with his father and asked him to submit to Allah’s will. The devil tried to stop Prophet Ibrahim from sacrificing himself but could not. Allah saw Ibrahim’s complete piety. Jibreel told Ibrahim that God was pleased with his devotion to him and sent sheep to be slaughtered instead of his son. Since then, animal sacrifice has played an important role in Eid-ul-Adha celebrations.
Sunday, 18 June 2023 at 05:04 PM
The beginning of the Islamic month of Du al-Hijjah marks the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia (one of the five pillars of Islam) and follows Eid al Adha on the tenth day. Hajj is a pilgrimage that every Muslim must undertake at least once in their lifetime if they can.
Sun, 18 Jun 2023 04:41 PM
Significance of Eid ul Adha
The festival of Eid ul-Adha is a time for reflection and a reminder to Muslims that faith, piety and submission to God’s will are important. The festival promotes a sense of unity and inclusion among Muslims as people from diverse backgrounds come together to celebrate this joyous occasion. The festival not only strengthens the bonds within families and communities, but also encourages acts of charity and kindness that reflect the fundamental principles of Islam.
Sun, 18 Jun 2023 04:33 PM
How Muslims Celebrate Eidul Adha
For Eid ul-Adha celebrations, Muslims bathe early in the morning, dress in their best clothes, exchange greetings with friends and family, meet each other and share festive food. It is a time of unity and celebration and delicious traditional dishes and sweets are cooked. Special desserts like Suddha Kuruma (a sweet vermicelli pudding) and Sevian (sweet vermicelli) are commonly prepared and served.
Sun, 18 Jun 2023 04:24 PM
Significance of Moon sighting for Eidul Adha
Moon sighting for Eid-ul-Adha or Bakra Eid is of great importance to Muslims as it marks the beginning of the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah, the tenth day of which is celebrated as Eid-ul-Adha. It helps to know the date on which Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated.
Sunday, 18 June 2023 04:15 PM
Expected Date of Eid-ul-Adha in India
Muslims in India look forward to sighting the crescent of Dhul Hijjah on the evening of June 19 or after the Maghrib prayer. If the crescent is sighted, the first day of the month of Dhul-Hijjah is marked on June 20 and Eid-ul-Adha or Bakrid in India is celebrated on June 29. If the crescent is not sighted on June 19, India’s most awaited Muslim festival will be celebrated on June 30.
Sun, 18 Jun 2023 04:06 PM
What to do if the crescent moon is not visible in the UAE today
If the crescent is not sighted in these countries (UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, UK, USA and Canada) on Sunday June 18, 2023, the first day of the holy month of Dhul Hijjah will be marked on Tuesday June 20, 2023 and Eid Al Adha 2023 celebrations will be held on this Countries will start on Thursday, June 29, 2023, while the Day of Arafat — the main ritual of Hajj — will be observed a day before Eid al-Adha, on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.
Sun, 18 Jun 2023 04:03 PM
Expected Bakrit date in UAE, US and Canada
Muslims in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and other Arab countries such as the UK, USA and Canada will look for the Eid-ul-Adha crescent on June 18. Bakrid celebrations in these countries will begin on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, while the Day of Arafat – the main ritual of Hajj – will be observed on Tuesday, June 27, 2023.