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


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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