Arafat Is September 23rd – Saudi Arabia Declares


The moon sighting committee of the Saudi Arabia has announced a new date for Arafat.

It would be recalled, September 22 was earlier fixed for the Yaomul Arafat (Arafat Day) and September 23 for the Eid-il-Adha (Day of Sacrifice).

However, a circular on Sunday night by the Saudi Arabia Judiciary said the expected moon of the Month of Dhul-Hijja 1435 was not sighted, hence the month of Dhul-Qadha will be counted to be 30.

This means that the month of Dhul-Hijja will commence on Tuesday 15 September 2015.

This development also means that the Day of Arafat is shifted from September 22 to September 23, and the Day of Sacrifice will now be September 24.

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