Month of Zul Hijja starts tomorrow according to the Supreme Court

Thursday 1440/11/29 - 2019/08/01
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Riyadh, Aug. 01, 2019, SPA -- Tomorrow. Friday, is the first day of the month of Zul-Hijja 1440 H. and accordingly the stand at Arafa Mount on the outskirts of Makkah, the peak of Hajj ritual, falls on Saturday, 10th of August 2019 and the blessed Eid Al-Adh-ha falls on the next day, that's Sunday, August 11, 2019, the Supreme Court announced this evening.
In a statement following its emergency meeting here awaiting reports from adult witnesses who might testify that they have eye-seen the moon of Zul-Hijja of this year, the Supreme Court announced that after having received verified testimonies of sightseeing Zul-Hijja crescent by regional courts and many witnesses from different parts of the Kingdom, it has confirmed that tomorrow is the first day of Zul-Hijja 1440 H. corresponding to August 02, 2019 and accordingly Saturday, the 10th of August 2019 corresponding to the 9th of Zul-Hijja 1440 H. is the day for standing at Arafa Mount for pilgrims and the next day is the blessed Eid Al-Adh-ha for all Muslims.
--SPA
20:31 LOCAL TIME 17:31 GMT
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