New Moon Sighted As Sultan Of Sokoto Announces Eid-el-Kabir’s Date

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’advert Abubakar III, has introduced that Sunday, July 11, would be the first day of Dhul-Hijja 1442AH.

This was contained in a press release on Sunday signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto.

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“The Sultanate Council Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs in Conjunction with the National Moon Sighting Committee on Saturday received reports on the sighting of the crescent of Dhul-Hijja 1442AH.

“The Sultan accepted the report and accordingly declared Sunday, July 11, as the first day of Dhul-Hijja 1442AH,” it learn partially.

Dhul-Hijja is the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar, wherein Muslims carry out the Ḥajj (Holy Pilgrimage) in addition to observe the Festival of Sacrifice.

Nigerian Muslims will now observe the 2021 Eid-el-Kabir on Tuesday, July 20, which is equal to tenth of Dhul-Hijja 1442AH.

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New Moon Sighted As Sultan Of Sokoto Announces Eid-el-Kabir’s Date

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