Riyadh, Aug 11: Muslims in all parts of the world will attempt to sight the crescent moon which would mark the end of the incumbent Islamic month, Dhul Qadah, and begin the month Dhul Hijjah. Eid al-Adha, which is also known as Bakra Eid in the Indian subcontinent region, is celebrated on the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic calendar. Stay tuned with the Makkah TV live streaming embedded below for crescent sighting update from Saudi Arabia.
If the moon gets sighted in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), it is likely to be sighted in others parts of the Middle East as well, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE). If the crescent is sighted today, Eid al-Adha will be celebrated on August 21, 2018. If the moon is not visible today, the festival would be then be observed on August 22.
Eid al-Adha 2018 Moon Sighting Updates Live on Makkah TV Online:
Eid al-Adha is the second among the two major festivals celebrated by the Muslim population across the globe -- the other being Eid al-Fitr which was observed in June this year.
On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, it is mandatory for financially stable Muslims to sacrifice a bovine or cattle and distribute its meat among their relatives and poor section of the community.
In KSA, a week-long holiday will be observed for Eid al-Adha, beginning from Monday. In the UAE, the holidays would begin from Tuesday and last till Sunday.