JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian Ministry of Religion has set 1 Zulhijah 1443 Hijriyah to fall on Friday, July 1, 2022.
With the stipulation of the beginning of Zulhijah, the falls Eid al-Adha 1443 Hijri will be on Sunday, July 10, 2022.
"The isbat (determination) assembly has reached an agreement that the 1st of Zulhijah in 1443 Hijri is set to fall on Friday, July 1, 2022," said Deputy Minister of Religion Zainut Tauhid Sa'adi after chairing the Initial Isbat Session of Zulhijah, in Jakarta, Wednesday 29 June 2022.
"Thus, Eid al-Adha 1443 H falls on July 10, 2022," added the Deputy Minister of Religion as quoted from the official website of the Ministry of Religion, Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
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Zainut Tauhid explained that the decision was based on observing the new moon at 86 points throughout Indonesia, followed by an isbat meeting.
According to him, the process of observing the new moon is an important consideration in the isbat trial.
"Of the 34 provinces where we have placed hilal monitors, none of them have witnessed the hilal," he explained.
The isbat session, which was held online and offline, was initiated by the presentation of the position of the new moon by a member of the Ministry of Religion's Hijri Calendar Unification team, Thomas Djamaluddin.
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The initial isbat session of Zulhijah 1443 H which was held at the HM Rasjidi Auditorium at the Ministry of Religion was attended by Chairman of Commission VIII Indonesian House of Representative Yandri Susanto, Chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) Abdullah Jaidi, representatives of the Supreme Court, Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), and Ambassadors Great friendly country.
Also present were representatives of the Geospatial Information Agency (BIG), Bosscha Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Planetarium, Falak Experts from Islamic organizations, related institutions and agencies, leaders of Islamic organizations, and Islamic boarding schools.
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