Muslims in SL to celebrate Hajj festival on June 17



As the crescent moon for the month of Dhul Hijjah (Hajj) has been sighted, Muslims in Sri Lanka will celebrate the Hajj festival (Eid-Ul- Adha) on 17 June 2024, the Colombo Grand Mosque announced today (June 07). 

The sighting of the moon marks the beginning of the Islamic month of Dhu Al-Hijjah, during which the Hajj pilgrimage is performed, and is followed by Eid-Ul- Adha.

Hajj, one of Islam’s five pillars, is the pilgrimage to Makkah in Saudi Arabia that every Muslim must make at least once in their lifetime if they are able.


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