Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia announced the first day of Eid ul Adha and the date of Arafah.
Dhul Hijjah is the twelfth and final month of the Islamic lunar calendar and it holds great significance for Muslims worldwide as it is the month during which the annual pilgrimage known as Hajj takes place in the holy city of Mecca and marks Eid ul-Adha (also known as Bakra Eid, Bakrid, Bakhreid, Eid al-Adha, Eid Qurban, Qurban Bayarami or the Feast of Sacrifice) on the tenth day of the month.
Dhul Hijjah is considered a sacred month and it is a time of heightened devotion, reflection and acts of worship.
During the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah, Muslims engage in various acts of worship and good deeds, as these days are considered particularly blessed and it is encouraged to engage in acts such as fasting, reciting the Qur’an, giving charity and performing additional prayers as these actions are believed to bring immense rewards and blessings.
Eid Mubarak! The crescent 🌙 for the month of Dhul Hijjah 1444 has been sighted in Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦. Eid-ul-Adha 🐏 will be on Wednesday, June 28, 2023. pic.twitter.com/4UWsUr6gU5
— Life in Saudi Arabia (@LifeSaudiArabia) June 18, 2023
The highlight of Dhul Hijjah is the Hajj pilgrimage where Muslims from around the world embark on this spiritual journey, performing a series of rituals in Mecca and its surroundings.