Eid-ul-Azha celebrations set for October 16

Last Updated: Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 20:46

New Delhi: Eid-ul-Azha, or the festival of sacrifice, will be celebrated in the country on October 16.
This was announced here today by Maulana Mufti Mohammed Mukkaram, Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri Masjid, following a meeting of the Ruyat-e-Hilal Committee after the new moon was sighted.

"Moon for the `Zilhaj` month, which is the last month of the Islamic calendar, has been sighted today. Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated on the 10th day of this month, which falls on October 16," the Shahi Imam told.

Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated by Muslims across the world to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience to Allah.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 20:46

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