Sighting Of New Moon of Zulhijjah

By the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam will celebrate Hari Raya Aidiladha on Saturday, 2nd of September. The announcement on the sighting of the new moon of Zulhijjah of the year 1438 Hijrah corresponding to 2017 was broadcast on Radio and Television Brunei earlier this evening.

The delegation assigned to sight the new moon of Zulhijjah comprising of Shari'ah Court Judges, Officers from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the State Mufti Department with the cooperation of Officers from the Survey Department failed to sight the new moon late this afternoon. The officers were assigned at several vantage points. During the Hari Raya Aidil Adha or Feast of Sacrifice, Muslims who have the means are encouraged to perform the Qurban or Sacrifice starting after the Sunnat Hari Raya Aidil Adha prayer and the Tasyriq days on the 11th, 12th and 13th of Zulhijjah.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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