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Eid-el-Kabir: Look out for new moon-Sultan urges Muslims

The Sultan of Sokoto and the President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III has directed Muslims to look out for the new moon of Dhul-Hijjah 1444 AH from Sunday.

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

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The statement said Dhul-Hijjah is the 12th and the last month in the Islamic calendar in which Muslims perform annual pilgrimage (Hajj) and celebrate Eid-el-Kabir festival.

It read, “This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Sunday 18th June, which is equivalent to 29th day of Dhul-Qadah shall be the day to look for the new moon of Dhul-Hijjah 1444 AH.’’

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It added that Muslims are requested to start looking for the new moon on Sunday and report its sighting to the nearest District or village Head for onward communication to the Sultan.

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The statement prayed to Allah to help all Muslims in the discharge of their religious duty.

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