Doha, July 6: Qatar is preparing for Eid al-Adha, also known as Bakra Eid or Bakrid or Eid Ul Azha. Eid al-Adha festivities begin from 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah month. The date for Eid al-Adha in Qatar and other countries will be determined following a moon sighting. However, the Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has revealed likely Eid al-Adha 2021 date based on astronomical calculations. Bakra Eid 2021 Date in India: When Will Eid al-Adha Be Celebrated? Know Tentative Dates Here.
"According to accurate astronomical calculations, the first day of Dhul Hijjah will be on Sunday (July 11) and the blessed Eid al-Adha will be on July 20," the QCH said in a tweet. The confirmation will be announced by the Moon Sighting Committee under the Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) in Qatar. The festival commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command. Eid al-Adha: List of Rules Prescribed by Islam For Animal Slaughtering on Bakrid.
Eid al-Adha 2021 Date in Qatar:
In the Islamic lunar calendar, a month completes either 29 or 30 days, depending on the sighting of the new moon on the 29th night. A new month begins after a crescent moon is sighted on the 29th day of the ongoing month. If the moon remains invisible on 29th, the ongoing month completes 30 days and a new month begins the next day. July 10 will be 29th of Dhul Qadah - the month before Dhu al-Hijjah.
If a new moon is sighted on July 10, Eid al-Adha in Qatar will be celebrated on July 20, 2021 (10th of Dhu al-Hijjah). If the crescent moon is not sighted on July 10, the ongoing Dhul Qadah month will complete 30 days and the Dhu al-Hijjah month will begin from July 12. In this case, Eid al-Adha will fall on July 21.
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