Eid ul-Adha 2024 moonsighting times for London and Morocco confirmed

-Credit: (Image: Getty)
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Eid ul-Adha is not far off now, with the month of Dhul Hijjah set to kick off any day now. According to the UK's New Crescent Society, Dhul Qadah (the 11th month) is expected to wrap up on Friday, June 7.

The sighting of the moon today will signal whether Dhul Hijjah kicks off on Saturday or Sunday.

Dr Zahid Nawaz, from the Noor TV Moonsighting Board, has weighed in, saying: "This month is important as it determines the date on which we will look for the crescent of the final month in the calendar, Dhul Hijjah."

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So this means Eid ul Adha should be celebrated on either June 17 or 18. But remember, moon sightings can differ around the world, leading to different dates. For instance, Saudi Arabia has officially declared it for June 16 after the moon was sighted yesterday.

Moon set times for London and Rabat, Morocco

Below are the moon set times for London and Rabat, Morocco, the UK's nearest Islamic neighbour. The new month should be declared this evening.

  • London, UK, moon set time - 11.06pm.

  • Rabat, Morocco, moon set time - 10.06pm (9.06pm GMT).