Eid al-Adha 2024: Date announced for the Muslim festival

09:20 PM | 16 Apr, 2024
Eid al-Adha 2024
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As hundreds of thousands of Muslims are preparing for the Hajj 2024 pilgrimage, there are many who want to know on which date Eid-al Adha 2024 will fall.

The date of Eid-al Adha 2024 may vary according to moon sighting in different parts of the world, it is likely to be celebrated on June 16, 2024, in most parts of the world, says Egypt's National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG).

Hajj, which is a spiritual, emotional and physical journey for Muslims, tests their patience and temperament. Hajj is performed between the eighth and 13th days of Dhul-Hijjah, the 12th and final month of the Islamic lunar calendar.

Immediately after Hajj, the Muslim world celebrates Eid al-Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice, the second of the two main festivals celebrated in Islam. According to the Islamic tradition, Eid al-Adha honours the willingness of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command. Both Hazrat Ismael (AS) and Hazrat Ishaq (AS) are referred to with the honorific title of "Sacrifice of God". 

According to NRIAG, the first of Dhul-Hijjah will be on June 7, 2024, and Eid al-Adha will be on June 16. However, this is just a tentative date and the final date will be announced after sighting of the Dhul-Hijjah moon by Saudi Arabia. 

In Pakistan, the religious body responsible for the moon sighting will announce the date for Eid al-Adha after sighting the Dhul-Hijjah moon. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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