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Saudi Clerics Confirm Arafat Day, Possible Date For Sallah

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Arafat Day, when pilgrims stand in prayer on the plains of Arafat near Makkah at the peak of the annual pilgrimage, will be on Sunday, Sept. 11, the semi-official Sabq.org website announced on Thursday, quoting sources.

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It said no one sighted the new moon on Thursday evening. An authoritative statement from the Saudi Supreme Court has not yet been issued.

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Eid Al-Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice will be celebrated on Monday, Sept. 12, said the website, adding that Saturday, Sept. 3 will be the first day of Dul Hijjah.

Source: Arab News


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