Sultan of Sokoto Announces Date For 2021 Eid-el-Kabir

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has announced that Muslims will observe the 2021 Eid-el-Kabir on Tuesday, 20 July, when declaring the sighting of the new moon of Dhul Hijja 1442AH.

The Sultan, who is also the President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), made the announcement on Sunday, July 11 and called on every Muslim to be dedicated to their affairs. 

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

The statement read in part: “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.” 

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