First day of Hajj confirmed as Aug. 9

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The Saudi Supreme Court confirmed Thursday that the crescent moon of Dhu Al-Hijjah had been sighted.

Hajj will therefore begin on Friday August 9, pilgrims will spend the day on the plains of Mount Arafat on Saturday August 10, and Eid Al-Adha will start on Sunday August 11.

As of Wednesday, 1,249,951 Hajj pilgrims had arrived in the Kingdom for the pilgrimage according to statistics issued by the Saudi General Directorate of Passports.


Via Arab News

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