BONSERNEWS.com – When is Eid al-Adha 2023? This has been a question mark since the beginning of this month. Because the government is waiting for the Isbat meeting first.
Just like during Eid al-Fitr, the determination of Eid al-Adha in Indonesia also begins with an isbat meeting conducted by the Indonesian Ministry of Religion (Kemenag).
The initial session of Zulhijjah or Eid al-Adha is usually held every 29 Dulkaidah. The Isbat session which was held on Sunday (18/06/2023) has ended.
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As for the results of the determination of Eid al-Adha or 10 Dzulhijjah 1444 H determined by the government, it falls on Thursday 29 June 2023.
Deputy Minister of Religion Zainut Tauhid Sa’adi announced the decision on the results of the Eid al-Adha 1444 H Isbat meeting at a press conference at the Office of the Ministry of Religion, Sunday (18/6/2023).
At the time of the announcement of the Isbat session, representatives from the MUI, Islamic organizations, the DPR’s Commission VII and ambassadors from friendly countries were present.
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The Ministry of Religion said the position of the new moon in Indonesia at sunset was still under the new MABIMS criteria.
“Across Indonesia, the position of the new moon at 29 Zulqaidah 1444 H is already above the horizon. However, it is still below the MABIMS imaknur rukyat criteria,” said Chair of the Indonesian Falak Lecturer Association / Hisab Rukyat Team, Ministry of Religion.
Meanwhile, PP Muhammadiyah has set Eid al-Adha 1444 H to fall on June 28, 2023.
PP Muhammmadiyah also proposed to the government regarding the holiday on June 28, 2023, but the Coordinating Minister for PK Muhadjir Effendi said that he was still discussing it at the Ministerial level until it was complete.