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Eid-El-Kabir: Sultan of Sokoto issues directive to Muslims on New Moon

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The Sokoto of Sokoto and the Chairman of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has called on Nigerian Muslims to look out for the new crescent of Zul-Hijjah from Tuesday, the 21st of July, 2020.

The monarch noted that the new moon of Zulhijja 1441 will signify the Eid-el Kabir Sallah festivity after the observance of Mount Arafat’s religious right.

He made this known in a statement issued by Usman Al-Nafaty on behalf of the National Council for Moon Sighting.

The statement read: “Crescent sighting reminder for Zul-Hijjah 1441H.

“Coming Tuesday, tomorrow is 29th of DHUL-QA’DAH 1441H (21st July 2020) hence, the first day to look for Zul-Hijjah 1441H crescent.

“The time of conjunction (i.e. crescent birth or astronomical new moon) is Monday evening, 20th July 2020) at 6:33 pm.

“Please kindly endeavor to look for the crescent on that day or ask someone to do so on your behalf and kindly share the results.”

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