The Guardian (Nigeria)

Sultan sights new moon, gives Eid- el- Kabir date


THE Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs ( NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has announced that Sunday, July 11, will be the first day of DhulHijja 1442AH. Muslim faithful will now observe the Eid- elKabir on Tuesday, July 20, which is equivalent to 10th of Dhul- Hijja 1442AH.

The Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Prof. Sambo Junaidu, stated yeaterday: “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 DhulHijja 1442AH.

“The Sultan accepted the report and accordingl­y declared Sunday, July 11, as the first day of Dhul- Hijja 1442AH,” . Dhul- Hijja is the 12th month of the Islamic calendar, in which Muslims perform the Hajj as well as observe the Festival of Sacrifice.

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