KARACHI –The Eid al-Adha 2017 is most likely to fall on Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Pakistan.
September 2 is expected to be the first day of Eid al-Adha, but will be further confirmed after moon sighting on August 22.
Reports from Met Department of Pakistan suggest that there are fair chances of moon sighting on August 22 in the coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan.
The report suggests that there are high chances of moon sighting in the areas of Jivani, Khuzdar, Turbat and Dalbadeen.
The central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet in Karachi under Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman on August 22.
Members of various district committees would meet at their respective offices for sighting the Eid crescent.
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The final decision will later be announced by committee chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman.
In the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha begins on the 10th day of the Dhu al-Hijjah or Dhu’l-Hijjah (11th month of Islamic Calender) lunar month; the actual date for Eid will be confirmed after moon sighting on Monday, August 22, the 29th day of the previous (Zeeqad, Dhu’l-Qi’dah, Dhu’l-Qa’dah, or alternatively Zulqida) lunar month.
If the moon is seen on Wednesday, August 21, the Eid al-Adha will be 10 days later on Friday, September 1. Otherwise, the lunar month carries on to 30 days, and Eid al-Adha will be celebrated on Saturday, September 2.
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Though it will be confirmed after the Eid day announcemnt but as per previous routine it is expected that September 1-3 (Friday to Sunday) or September 2-4 (Saturday to Monday) will be Eid holidays.