Just a short time ago, Fatwa-Online was informed of the official decision and announcement of the High Judiciary Council (HJC) of Saudi Arabia regarding the beginning of Dhul-Hijjah.
1 Dhul-Hijjah will be on Saturday 3 September 2016, and the Muslims performing Hajj will be in ‘Arafah on Sunday 11 September 2016 (9 Dhul-Hijjah 1437), and we shall be celebrating ‘Eed al-Adhaa on Monday 12 September 2016, (10 Dhul-Hijjah 1437), in shaa.-Allaah.
The Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“The people of each household should offer an [‘Eed] sacrifice every year” –
transmitted by Ahmad, 20207. al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar said in Fat.hul-Baaree: ‘Its isnaad is strong.’ It is classed as Hasan by al-Albaanee in Saheeh Sunan Abee Daawood, 2788.
The Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) also said:
“Whoever can afford it but does not offer a sacrifice, let him not come near our place of prayer”
transmitted by Ibn Maajah, 3123; classed as Hasan by al-Albaanee in Saheeh Ibn Maajah.