Muslims to celebrate Eid Al Adha 2022 on July 9

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Most Muslim countries will celebrate Eid Al Adha 2022 on July 9. Muslim scholars have issued an official statement announcing that the first day of Dhu Al Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar, is Thursday June 30, while Eid Al Adha will be on Saturday, July 9.

Saudi Arabia has also announced that July 9 will be the day of Arafat, the culminating event of the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.

Often referred to as “the big Eid,” Eid al-Adha is one of the most anticipated celebrations for Muslims all around the world.

Malaysia will officially celebrate Eid Al Adha 2022 on July 10, as authorities failed to sight the crescent moon of Dhu Al Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar.

For Muslims in Malaysia, Eid Al Adha, also known as “hari raya korban” in Malay, is a two-day public holiday, which starts on the tenth day of Dhu Al Hijjah.

Indonesia, Brunei, and several other East Asian countries have said that they will also celebrate Eid Al Adha on July 10.

The date of the Islamic celebration varies from year to year and occurs around eleven days earlier each year. As Muslims follow the Islamic calendar, the date of Eid Al Adha changes every year depending on the sighting of the moon, which indicates the beginning of the month.

Eid Al Adha also commemorates the day when the Prophet Ibrahim ‘sacrificed’ his son, Ismail, in an act of obedience towards Allah. God is said to have intervened by providing the prophet with a lamb to sacrifice instead. 

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