Eidul Azha Likely to be Celebrated on June 17 in Pakistan

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has announced that Eidul Azha is expected to be celebrated on Monday, June 17. This prediction is based on the anticipated sighting of the moon for the Islamic month of Zilhajj.

The Climate Data Processing Centre of PMD shared that the moon for Zilhajj is most likely to be seen on Friday, June 7. On June 6, the moon will rise at 5:38 PM, and the sun will set at 7:20 PM. After sunset, the moon should be visible for about 72 minutes. For the moon to be sighted, it needs to be at least 19 hours old. By sunset in Karachi, the moon will be 26 hours and 8 minutes old, making it easy to spot.

Eidul Azha, the Feast of Sacrifice

Eidul Azha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is one of the most significant Islamic holidays. It commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (A.S) to sacrifice his son in obedience to Allah’s command. However, Allah provided a ram to sacrifice instead. To remember this act of devotion, Muslims around the world sacrifice an animal, such as a goat, sheep, or cow, on this day. The meat from the sacrifice is divided into three parts: one part for the family, one part for friends and relatives, and one part for those in need.

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Eidul Azha is a time of joy and festivity. It is a public holiday in Pakistan, allowing families to come together to celebrate. People also wear new clothes, visit friends and family, and share special meals. The PMD’s prediction helps people prepare for the celebrations in advance. It ensures that the traditions and religious duties of this important day are carried out properly.

The announcement from the PMD provides valuable information for everyone looking forward to Eidul Azha. Additionally, it helps them plan their activities and gatherings to celebrate this blessed occasion.

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