Hajj – Dates for 1433/2012

Further to my “1st of Dhul Hijjah (1433)” post the other day, according to ISNA (here) and the Fiqh Council of North America (here) “the Hajj authorities in Makkah have confirmed that the Day of Arafah will be on Thursday, October 25, 2012“. So the days for Hajj for this year (1433 / 2012) are as follows,

So this also means that,

Eid-ul-Adha 1433 is on Friday, October 26, 2012

1st of Dhul Hijjah (1433)

According to the ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) website (link), the following are expected dates for 1433/2012,

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2012 is expected to be the first day (1st) of Dhul Hijjah 1433
  • Thursday, October 25, 2012 – is expected to be the day of Arafat (9th Dhul Hijjah)
  • Friday, October 26, 2012 – is expected to be Eid ul Adha (10th Dhul Hijjah)

Note: The final determination of the actual dates will be contingent on the announcement by the Hajj authorities in Makkah.

A quick photo I was wanting to share with everyone (below). I took this at approximately 7 pm on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 (1st of Dhul Hijjah 1433). You can just make out the moon on the left hand side of the photo. If you are interested the following statistics are according to calculations,

  • Phase Name: Waxing Crescent
  • Percent of Full: 9%
  • Age: 10%
  • Azimuth: 233° 11′ 0″
  • Altitude: 18° 3′ 44″