By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi
The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has announced that the rite of standing on the plain/mount of Arafat will take place on Tuesday, June 27, marking the climax of the annual pilgrimage of Hajj 2023. The first day of Eid Al-Adha will be on Wednesday, June 28, according to the Haramain Sherifdeen, after the Crescent for the month of Dhul Hijjah 1444 was sighted on Sunday, June 18.
Arafat Day is a significant event for Muslims around the world, as it marks the second day of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Muslims believe that standing on the plain/mount of Arafat is an essential part of the pilgrimage, and it is considered one of the most important days in the Islamic calendar. The day is marked by prayers, supplications, and reflection.
Eid Al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, is another important event in the Islamic calendar. It is celebrated by Muslims around the world to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience to God. Muslims celebrate the day by performing a special prayer, sharing food with family and friends, and giving to charity.
The announcement of the dates for Arafat Day and Eid Al-Adha is a significant event for Muslims around the world, as it allows them to plan their travel and celebrations accordingly. Many Muslims will travel to Mecca to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, while others will celebrate Eid Al-Adha in their local communities. The dates also serve as a reminder of the importance of reflection, prayer, and charity in the Islamic faith.