Date for Eid Al Adha celebrations announced

Eid al-Adha comes every year on the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah (the 12th and last month of the lunar year).

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Muslims in Uganda will join the rest of the world to celebrate Eid Al Adha, the feast of Sacrifice on Tuesday July 20, 2021.

While speaking at a press briefing on Saturday, Sheikh, Muhammad Ali Waiswa, the 2nd Deputy Mufti of Uganda and Acting Director of Sharia, however said there will be no congregating in mosques.

This is due to the restrictions that were put in place by the government to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

He revealed that the day of Arafat, which climaxes Haj rituals in the Holy City of Makkah and precedes Eid Prayers, will fall on Monday, July 19, 2021.
This means Eid Adha Celebrations shall commence the following day Tuesday July 20th 2021.

Sheikh Muhammad Ali Waiswa (Right) briefing the media on Saturday| COURTESY PHOTO.

Eid al-Adha comes every year on the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah (the 12th and last month of the lunar year), that is, immediately after the Day of Arafat on the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah, and extends for four days (until the 13th of Dhu al-Hijjah), where pilgrims finish their rituals, the most important of which is the Day of Arafat In which Muslim pilgrims ascend Mount Arafat to perform the most important rites of Hajj.

This year, according to astronomical calculations, the sighting of the crescent of the month of Dhul-Hijjah will be possible on Saturday evening, and therefore it will be today on Sunday, July 11, 2021, the first of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, and on Monday July 19, it will be the day of standing at Arafat. Therefore, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 will be the first day of Eid al-Adha.

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