Eid al Adah will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 in North America and other parts of the world.
Saudi Arabia announced on Monday that Eid Al Adha will be on Wednesday December 19. According to a statement issued by the council December 10 is the 1st day of Dhu Al Hijja (The 12th month of the Islamic Calendar).
Nearly three million pilgrims from around the world will gather in the plain of Arafah on Tuesday, December 18, marking the peak of the annual Hajj.
Muslims worldwide will commemorate the Hajj on Wednesday, December 19 where they will celebrate Eid Al-Adha, (Festival of Sacrifice) to honor the sacrifice of Prophet Abraham.
Muslims in America as well as in many other parts of the world hold two different opinions about the observance of Eid al-Adha. Some observe it on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah according to their local lunar date and others follow the announcement of Hajj by the authorities in Makkah and celebrate this Eid after the day of Arafah.
After careful study and consideration, the Fiqh Council of North America has reached the conclusion that Eid al-Adha will follow the Day of Hajj as announced in Makkah. This is also the conclusion of the European Council of Fatwa and Research (EFCR).
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To remember and learn from the struggle of Prophet Ibrahim is a lesson for humanity for all times.
Prophet Ibrahim proved his absolute and unwavering commitment to God with sacrifices like no other human being has endured.
May this be a blessed Eid for all and May Allah help us follow in the foot steps of Prophet Ibrahim .
IT IS TIME TO WAKE UP & MAKE ONE UNIVERSAL DECISION TO FOLLOW COMPLETELY the MECCA OR SCIENTIFIC CALCULATION OR MOONSIGHTING CALENDER for ENTIRE YEAR instead of just for EID-UL-ADHA. Many muslims I talked to have no problem with this.
You cannot make one decision for Eid-ul Fitr and another decision for Eid-Ul Adha for ANY reasons. No negotiations/compromise in Islamic fundamentals. Remember our Prophet denied when kuffars came to hom to negotiate on the Idol worship and his worship to one God-Allah.
Why we have to follow the ONLY Eid decision made for Mecca made by corrupted, puppet kings when they themselves are not religious.
To ISNA and Some religious leaders:Why not follow their other decisions like sex segregation,no women employees, leaderships & moderators in Islamic centers, your organisations & in your conferences.
IT IS A SHAME indeed whether you big agree or not.What are you scared off?
This will cause much confusion for those of us who live in the West. My states organization of Imams concluded that dul-hijjah started today (Wednesday 12th) and correspondingly, eid will be on 21st. This is going to be the biggest gap between eids of Muslims in the US.
Love Sarah Hammadxxx
THE CRESCENT WAS NOT SIGHTABLE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD ON THE 9TH OF DECEMBER.
FEAR ALLAH !