Hari Raya Aidiladha To Fall On 10 July

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Assistant Secretary of the Conference of Rulers Mohd Aseral Jusman announced tonight (29 June) that the Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration in Malaysia will take place on Sunday, 10 July.

For a bit of background, the beginning of each Islamic calendar month starts with the sighting of the ‘waxing crescent moon’ or the first time the moon is visible in the night sky.

In Islam, this is called the Hilal and it can only be seen after the ‘new moon’ phase.

The crescent moon is also known locally here in Malaysia as the Anak Bulan.

(Credit: Malay Mail)

Read More: What Does The Moon Have To Do With When & How Long We Get To Celebrate Hari Raya?

Because Malaysian Islamic authorities did not sight the Anak Bulan earlier this evening, the month of Zulhijjah in the year 1443 of the Hijrah Islamic calendar will fall on Friday, 1 July.

Aidiladha or Hari Raya Haji as we often call it here is different from Hari Raya Aidilfitri which celebrates the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Aidiladha is meant to commemorate the Prophet Ibrahim AS’s willingness to sacrifice his son, the Prophet Ismail AS in submission to God and marks the end of the Haj pilgrimage season in Mecca.

It is celebrated on the 10th of Zulhijjah every year roughly 70 days after Ramadan.

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