BONSERNEWS.com – The Saudi Arabian government has set the day and date of Eid al-Adha 1444 Hijri or 2023 AD.
Quoting local media Arabnews, the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has released that the crescent or new moon as a sign of the coming of the month of Dzulhijjah has been seen.
According to the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia, because the new moon has been sighted, the 1st of Dzulhijjah 1444 Hijri falls on Monday, 19 June 2023.
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The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia also stated that the day of Arafah will fall on Tuesday, 27 June 2023 and Eid al-Adha will fall on the upcoming Wednesday, 28 June 2023.
The decision of the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia is the same as the decision of the Muhammadiyah Central Executive which states that 10 Dzulhijjah 1444 Hijri falls on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.
Meanwhile, the Indonesian government has officially declared 1 Dzulhijjah 1444 Hijri to fall on Tuesday, 20 June 2023.
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This means that Eid al-Adha or 10 Dzulhijjah 1444 Hijri according to the government will fall on Thursday, 29 June 2023.
This was revealed by Deputy Minister of Religion Zainut Tauhid Sa’adi, Sunday, June 18, 2023.
“One Dzulhijjah falls on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 AD,” said Zainut at a press conference for the initial determination of Dzulhijjah 1444 Hijri.
He also said that actually reckoning was already above the horizon but according to reports the new moon had not been seen.
This of course made the Minister of Religion of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore (MABIMS) unable to determine 1 Dzulhijjah to fall on June 19, 2023.
With this decision from the government, there will be a difference in the implementation of this year’s Eid al-Adha prayers like yesterday’s Eid.