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Saudi Supreme Court Announces Inability to Sight Dhul Hijjah Crescent - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Riyadh- The Saudi Supreme Court, which earlier called on the public to view Dhul-Hijjah crescent at Monday sunset, announced in a statement that nobody reported as of the evening of this Monday, “the 29th of the month of Dhul Qa’dah 1438 H., sight-seeing the crescent of the month of Dhul Hijjah 1438 H., according to the Calendar of Umm al-Qura.”

Accordingly, the court will hold a session on Tuesday evening and issue its decision according to the testimonies of witnesses, if any, on the advent of the crescent, as customary, the statement added.

The sighting of the Dhul Hijjah moon will decide the day of Standing on Arafat, the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage, and subsequently the Eid al-Adha day.

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