Eid al-Adha is Arabic for Feast of the Sacrifice (in Turkish, Kurban Bayramy) and is one of two holidays on the Islamic calendar, starting on the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah
The day falls on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah
, the 12th month of the Islamic calendar, and is an integral part of the pilgrimage of Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam.
Mansour Al-Turki, spokesman of the Interior Ministry, said at a press conference in Mina that preparations were on track for pilgrims to start their holy rituals, which will start on the seventh of the Dhul Hijjah
The OHM Head affirmed that 90 percent of the preparations at the Mina Camp have become ready to receive the Omani pilgrims and it will be received on 4th of Dhul Hijjah
and 5th of Dhul Hijjah
to receive the Arafat Camp.
Labourers are to abstain from working between noon and 3pm till the beginning of Dhul Hijjah
(14 September) this year.
The report said that the paid Eid Al Adha holiday will be from Friday, October 3 (corresponding to Dhul Hijjah
9th) until Sunday, October 5.
Muscat: Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal Al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and chairman of the Civil Service Council, on Thursday declared that the blessed Eid Al Adha holiday 1435 AH for employees at the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state's administrative apparatus will start from Friday 9th Dhul Hijjah
1435 AH, corresponding to October 3, 2014 till Thursday 15th Dhul Hijjah
1435 AH, corresponding to October 9, 2014.
Dubai - Hussein Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Director-General of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, on Thursday issued a circular announcing that the Eid Al Adha holiday for Federal Ministries and Departments is to start on Friday, October 3, (corresponding to Dhul Hijjah
9th, Arafa Day) and end on Monday, October 6.
Umrah is a voluntary pilgrimage that can be performed any time of the year, as against the Haj, which is mandatory for those who can afford it financially and physically and has to be performed during a fixed period in the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah
The event, which is sponsored by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, will be held during the period from 25 to 27 Dhul Hijjah
1435 AH in the presence of a number of experts and specialists in various areas of disability theory and practice.
For Muslims, Hajj is the fifth and final pillar of Islam and tales places in the month of Dhul Hijjah
- the twelfth month of the Islamic lunar calendar.
The lecturer explained the pillars of Hajj and its rules in Sunnah as well as the benefits of the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah
, the Day of Trawiyyah and the Day of Arafat, highlighting the lessons that can be derived from this great pillar of Islam.