Zil-Hajj moon sighted, Eid-ul-Azha be observed on August 22

 
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Karachi, Aug. 12 (TNS): Eid-ul-Azha in Pakistan will be observed on August 22 as moon of Zil-Hajj has been sighted, announces the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee.

The announcement was made after a meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee here on Monday.

In Saudi Arabia, the moon was sighted Saturday evening, with the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announcing Eid-ul-Azha on August 21.

Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated on the 10th day of Zil-Hajj, which is the last month of the Islamic calendar and marks the start of the Hajj pilgrimage.

It commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) willingness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.