Published: 2019-08-02 12:18
Last Updated: 2019-08-02 12:38
The Kingdom’s Grand Mufti, Mohammad Al Khalalyeh, announced that the Day of Arafat, which is the day of Haj that falls a day before Eid Al Adha will be on Saturday, August 10, 2019, while Eid will start on Sunday.
The Mufti announced that the Islamic month of Dhu Al Hijjah of the year 1440 began today.
Eid Al Adha, or the "festival of sacrifice," marks the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son out of faith to Allah.
To commemorate the ultimate show of obedience, the prescribed animal (usually goat or sheep) is sacrificed by Muslims and divided into three parts: one-third of the share is given to the poor; another third is given to relatives, friends, and neighbors; and the remaining third is retained by the family.