Saudi Arabia will begin moon sighting for Dhu al-Hijjah on Saturday

The Saudi Supreme court has called on all Muslims in the Kingdom to sight the crescent moon on Saturday marking the start of Dhu al-Hijjah. (Shutterstock)
Updated 09 August 2018
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Saudi Arabia will begin moon sighting for Dhu al-Hijjah on Saturday

  • Dhu al-Hijjah is the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar
  • It is the month in which the Hajj pilgrimage takes place

DUBAI: The Saudi Supreme court has called on all Muslims in the Kingdom to sight the crescent moon on Saturday marking the start of Dhu al-Hijjah, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Dhu al-Hijjah is the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar. It is the month in which the Hajj pilgrimage takes place.

The Supreme Court asked that the person who sees it with their naked eye or through the binoculars to inform the nearest court, record his or her testimony, or contact the nearest center to help him reach the nearest court.


Adverse weather and rain due to affect many areas in Saudi Arabia

Updated 18 October 2018
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Adverse weather and rain due to affect many areas in Saudi Arabia

LONDON: Forecasters predicted Thursday that many areas in Saudi Arabia will experience rain and thunderstorms over the next few days.
The Saudi General Authority for Meteorology and Environment Protection said that windy weather and moderate to heavy thunderstorms are expected to affect the regions of Jazan and Asir on Friday.
Elevated areas in Najran, Al-Baha, Makkah, and Madinah are also due to be affected by thunderstorms and winds.
The Northern Border region, Al-Jawf, Hail and Qassim will experience moderate rainfall that will extend to Riyadh, the Eastern Province, and Hafr Al-Batin.
Coastal areas in the Makkah region are due to experience light rain from Saturday onwards, and the amount of rainfall might increase by Monday.