Eid-ul-Adha on 13 September 2016 in Pakistan
The Ruiyat-e-Hilal Committee (Moon Sighting Committee) meeting was conducted at 06:30 pm on 02nd September after the Maghrib prayer to watch the moon and announce its sighting with the legal evidence. It was announced that the moon was not sighted at the fixed time and 01st Dhul Hijjah will be on 04 September and the 10th Dhul Hijjah will fall on 13 September.
The government of Pakistan will announce the holidays during these days starting from 13 September to 15 September 2016 so that the Muslims will celebrate this big day with religious fervor. The Eid congregations are conducted in the big Jamma mosques or in the open vast grounds, where thousands of the Muslims offer the prayers commemorating Allah and his Prophets and also his blessings, which He bestows to the Muslim Ummah. When they return to their homes, they slaughter their animals like sheep, goat, ram, bull, cow, buffalo and camel in the way of Allah and perform Sunnat-e-Ibrahimi. They cook the meat of their slaughtered animals and also give it to their relatives and to the poor people to include them in their Eid pleasures.
Eid ul Adha is the Islamic festival, which is celebrated on 10th Dhul Hijjah every year. The Muslims commemorate this big day in the memory of great sacrifice of Hadrat Ibrahim (AH) and Hadrat Ismael (AH). In Pakistan, this religious festival is being celebrated on 13th September 2016 on Tuesday.