TNT – “Tidbits From TNT” Saturday 6-8-2024


CandyKisses:  The Office of the Supreme Reference determines the first day of Dhu al-Hijjah and the first day of Eid al-Adha

Information / Baghdad

The office of the Supreme Reference, Mr. Ali al-Sistani, announced today, Friday, that tomorrow, Saturday, is the first day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah.

The office set Monday 17/6, the first day of Eid al-Adha

Spec1Dhu al-Hijjah is the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar. It holds special significance for Muslims worldwide:

Hajj: During this month, Muslim pilgrims from around the world gather in Mecca to perform the Hajj (Pilgrimage). The Hajj rites begin on the eighth day and continue for four or five days.
Eid al-Adha: Also known as the “Festival of the Sacrifice,” Eid al-Adha begins on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah and ends on the thirteenth day. It commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Isma’il (Ishmael) for Allah.

Sacred Days: The first nine days of Dhu al-Hijjah are considered sacred. Muslims engage in acts of worship, including extra charity (Sadaqah), better prayers (Salaah), and recitation of the Qur’an.

Remember that Dhu al-Hijjah migrates throughout the seasons due to the lunar calendar. Its significance lies in the Hajj and the observance of Eid al-Adha
During Dhu al-Hijjah, countries do not typically close down entirely. However, there are specific events and observances associated with this month:

Hajj Pilgrimage: Dhu al-Hijjah is the month when the Hajj pilgrimage takes place in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Millions of Muslims from around the world participate in this annual pilgrimage.
Eid al-Adha: On the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha (the Festival of Sacrifice).

It’s a significant holiday marked by communal prayers, feasting, and acts of charity.
Arafat Day: The ninth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, known as Arafat Day, is a key part of Hajj. Pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for prayers and reflection.
While there are no widespread closures during the entire month, specific religious and cultural activities occur


Tishwash:  Sudani arrives in Maysan to inaugurate projects

Shafaq News / Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Sudanese arrived, Saturday morning, to Maysan province, south of the country.

His media office said in a statement, received by Shafaq News, that Al-Sudani inaugurated the associated gas processing project in the Halfaya field in Maysan province with a capacity of 300 million standard cubic feet / day.

On Saturday, Sudani is scheduled to visit the southern provinces of Maysan and Basra to inaugurate a number of oil projects, a government source told Shafaq News.


CandyKisses:  Tomorrow.. Tripartite meeting between the Ministries of Federal Oil and Natural Resources in the Region and oil companies

 Baghdad / Nina / Sources in the oil companies operating in the Kurdistan region revealed that a tripartite meeting will be held tomorrow, Sunday, between the ministries of federal oil and natural resources in the region, and oil companies, to discuss the resumption of the export of oil in the Kurdistan region via the pipeline to Turkey.

A senior official in one of the oil companies operating in the Kurdistan Region told the Kurdish Rudaw Media Network on Saturday: “The oil companies have comments on the conditions of the Iraqi government to resume exports.”


Baghdad praises its financial budget and confirms: We have important projects in 2024

Economy News – Baghdad

Baghdad Governor Abdul Muttalib al-Alawi announced on Friday a package of projects in various sectors within the budget for the current year 2024, while stressing that the province’s allocations in the budget were good.

Al-Alawi said that “the financial allocations for Baghdad province within the budget for the current year 2024 are good,” explaining that “the government and the parliamentary finance committee have an understanding and knowledge of the real needs and resources required in Baghdad.”

“There is continuous communication with the government to meet the special needs required for the projects that will be implemented,” he said.

He pointed out that “the province has several important projects during the 2024 budget, including projects in the water sector, the construction of schools and roads, as well as the construction of pedestrian bridges that will be implemented in all areas of Baghdad, paving main roads, strategic sewage projects at the four entrances to the capital, in addition to almost completed hospitals that will open soon, health centers and strategic water projects.”

“All project packages will be placed on the list of priorities of Baghdad province in stages of implementation, whether within the 2023 budget or the 2024 budget,” he said.