Zilhaj Moon Not Sighted, Eid-ul-Azha On July 21

A sheep seller weighs a sacrificial animal in Srinagar | KO File Photo By Abid Bhat

Srinagar: Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on July 21 as the crescent of Zilhaj was not sighted on Saturday, Kashmir’s Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam said.

The Grand Mufti said that the crescent of holy Zilhaj month has not been sighted and as such Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on July 21, 2021. The crescent of Zilhaj, the last month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is most likely to be sighted on Sunday evening.

The month of Zilhaj is considered as a very sacred month in the Islamic calendar, during which one undertakes annual Ḥajj (Pilgrimage) to Mecca.

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