Hajj 2024: Saudi authorities sight crescent moon

The Saudi Arabi Supreme Court hasofficially announced Thursday evening that the crescent moon of Dhu Al Hijjah has been sighted, marking the beginning of the sacred month.

In view of this, Friday, 7 June, will be the first day of Dhu Al Hijjah, ushering in the hajj pilgrimage season.

The announcement of the sighting of the crescent moon was published in major Saudi papers and Gulf News, Arafat Day falls Saturday 15 June while Sunday 16 June will be the first day of Eid Al Adha, according to a Saudi Supreme Court statement.

Friday, June 7, is the first day of Dhu Al Hijjah, marking the start of the Hajj pilgrimage season this year.

The Saudi Arabia authorities said about 2.5 Muslim faithful are expected to perform the 2024 hajj.

Authorities stated Tuesday that one million foreign pilgrims had arrived for the hajj.

A report by the Saudi Gazette stated that by the end of Tuesday, over one million pilgrims arrived through all the kingdom’s airports, land and seaports.

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