MUSCAT – The Main Committee on sighting the crescent moon of Dhul Hijjah 1444 AH has announced that the moon sighting was confirmed this evening. Thus, the first day of Eid Al Adha (10 Dhul Hijjah 1444 AH) will fall on Wednesday, June 28, 2023. A statement to this effect was issued by the moon sighting committee at the end of its meeting held at the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs today.
The main committee tasked with deciding on crescents of the Hijri months, was headed today by Dr Mohammed bin Said Al Ma’amari, Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs, in the presence of its members, who were: His Eminence Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalili, Grand Mufti of the Sultanate of Oman, Eng. Khalid bin Hilal Al Busaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr Wa’el bin Saif Al Harrasi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs, Sheikh Mohammed bin Salim Al Akhzmi, a judge at the Supreme Court, Sheikh Abdul-Rahman bin Abdul-Sattar Al Kamali, a judge at the Supreme Court, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Salim Al Nahdi, a judge at the Supreme Court.
According to the statement, tomorrow (Monday), June 19, 2023, will be the first day of the month of Dhul Hijjah 1444 AH and the first day of Eid Al Adha (the 10th of Dhul Hijjah 1444 AH) will fall on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.
On this auspicious occasion, the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs had the honour to express the most heartfelt greetings to His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, praying to Allah the Almighty to endow him with many happy returns of the occasion and wishing him good health and blessings. The committee also wished Omani people and all Muslims welfare, blessings and bounties.