Monday 21 August, 2017: As of 19:37 hours local Saudi time, we are informed that since the new moon of Dhul-Hijjah was not sighted in Saudi Arabia this evening, the High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia has again invited local Muslims to continue to search for the new moon tomorrow evening.
Anyone who sights the new moon – either with the naked eye or using a telescope or binoculars, is advised to promptly inform the local Sharee’ah court of their sighting, in shaa.-Allaah.
In this regard, and until we are advised otherwise, tomorrow – Tuesday 22 August, 2017 – will be the 30th day of Dhul-Qi’dah 1438, in shaa.-Allaah.
IMPORTANTLY: If you intend to offer the Qurbani | ‘Eed Sacrifice, then be sure to refrain from cutting your hair and nails from the 1st of Dhul-Hijjah until the slaughter is complete. Should you wish to offer the Qurbani | ‘Eed Sacrifice, then you can do so here.
The Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
The Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) also said:
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen was asked: What is the correct opinion regarding the sacrifice [of ‘Eed al-Adh.haa]? The Shaykh responded:
Shaykh Saalih al-Fowzaan was asked: Is it permissible to pay the price of [having] the [udhiyah] sacrifice [carried out], or is it better to [personally] undertake the [udhiyah] sacrifice and take some of [the meat]? The Shaykh responded: