Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu dear brothers and sisters,
As there has been no confirmed moon-sighting, we will complete the month of Dhul-Qidah as thirty days. Thus, the sacred month of Dhul-Hijjah begins after sunset on Saturday July 10th, 2021 and Eidul-Adha will be on Tuesday July 20th, 2021.
In the coming days ICPB will release an announcement regarding the timing and location of the Eid Salaah inshaa-Allaah.
The Month of Dhul-Hijjah and Fasting the Day of Arafah
The sacred month of Dhul-Hijjah (the 12th month of the Islamic calendar) begins after sunset on Saturday July 10th, 2021. Yaumul-Arafah (Day of Arafah, 9th of Dhul-Hijjah) will be on Monday July 19th, 2021. It is highly encouraged for those people not making Hajj to fast on that day, as the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said regarding fasting on that day:
“It expiates the sins of the past year and the coming year.” (Sahih Muslim)
Please refer to the article below for important information on the virtues of the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, which are the best days in the world in the sight of Allaah, and in which the reward for righteous deeds are increased. Also in the article are rulings related to those who intend to perform the Udhiyah/Qurbani sacrifice:
Article: The Month of Dhul-Hijjah