Eid El-Kabir: Sultan Asks Muslims To Look Out For New Moon On Thursday

the Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, announced that the same day marks the first day for Muslims to look for the new moon of Dhul Hijja, 1445 AH.

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In a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Wali Junaidu, the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs at the Sultanate Council of Sokoto, it was noted that Thursday, June 6th, 2024, is the 29th of Dhul’qidah 1445 AH.

The statement further urged the Muslim community to report any sighting of the new moon to their nearest district or village heads, who will then communicate the information to the Sultan.

Dhul-Hijjah is the 12th month in the Islamic calendar and is considered one of the sacred months. It is during this month that the Hajj pilgrimage takes place, as well as the celebration of Eid-al-Adha.

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