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    Eid al Adha announced.

    Just a short time ago, Fatwa-Online was informed of the official decision and announcement of the High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia that since the moon of Dhul-Hijjah was sighted yesterday evening, here in Saudi Arabia, we have completed twenty (29) days of Dhul-Qi'dah, inshaa.-Allaah.

    Subsequently, 1 Dhul-Hijjah will be today, Wednesday 13 February, and the Muslims performing Hajj will be in 'Arafah on Thursday 21 February (9 Dhul-Hijjah ), and the Muslim Ummah shall be celebrating 'Eed al-Adhaa on Friday 22 February 2002, (10 Dhul-Hijjah 1422), inshaa.-Allaah.

    For maximum benefit, we sincerely advise our Muslim brothers and sisters to refer to the article entitled: "The Superiority and Virtue of the First Ten Days of the Islaamic Month Dhul-Hijjah and the Deeds Legislated in these Days" which can be found online inshaa.-Allaah; and may Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala) accept all our worship for His Sake only, and may He further bless us all with forgiveness and adherence to the Qur.aan and the authentic Sunnah as understood by the best of generations, namely the Sahaabah, the Taabi'oon and the Atbaa' at-Taabi'een, in short, the pious predecessors, inshaa.-Allaah:

    Zahdam ibn Mudrab narrated: I heard 'Imraan ibn Husayn saying: The Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said:

    ((The best people are those living in my generation, then those coming after them, and then those coming after (the second generation).)), [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree, 3/219];

    'Abdullaah ibn Mas'ood (radhi-yallaahu 'anhu) narrated: The Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said:

    ((The people of my generation are the best, then those who follow them, and then those who follow the latter)), [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree, 3/820];

    'Aa.ishah (radhi-yallaahu 'anhaa) narrated that: A person asked Allaah's Apostle (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) as to who amongst the people were the best. He said:

    ((Of the generation to which I belong, then of the second generation (generation adjacent to my generation), then of the third generation (generation adjacent to the second generation).)), [Saheeh Muslim 6159].

    Eid in North America is on Saturday

    (Toronto, ON) - Saturday February 23rd 2002 will be Eid-Ul-Adha. This decision was made at the end of the Hilal Committee meeting at Islamic Foundation Masjid in Toronto, Canada.

    Both Hilal Committee of North America and The National Shura Council and the Fiqh Council ( have made this announcement for North America now that both base Eid on local sighting of the moon.