Saudi Arabia - 1st Dhul Hijja to be on Wednesday 23 August 2017
Tuesday 1438/11/30 - 2017/08/22
Riyadh, Dhu-Al-Qa'dah 30, 1438 H., Aug 22, 2017, SPA --
The Supreme Court, which earlier called on the public to view Dhul-Hijjah crescent at Tuesday sunset, announced in a statement here tonight that, according to many adult witnesses, who made their testimonies to their perspective regional courts, it was verified that tomorrow Wednesday is the first of the month of Dhul-Hijjah according to the Calendar of Umm Al-Qura.
Accordingly, the attendance at the Mount of Arafat, the peak and main pillar of Hajj ritual, falls on Thursday the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah corresponding to the 31st of August 2017 and that Eid Al-Adh-ha will fall the next day following Arafat Day corresponding the 1st of September 2017.
The Supreme court wishes all pilgrims, successful and comfortable Hajj and non-pilgrim Muslims all over the world accepted deeds.
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