The muslim festival of Eid-el-Kabir this year will be celebrated on Saturday July 9, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has announced.
Abubakar is the leader of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA.
The announcement was made on Wednesday by the National Moonsighting Committee Nigeria on its Twitter handle, @moonsightingng.
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In the announcement, the Sultan was quoted as calling on muslims to intensify efforts in acts of worship during the first ten days of the blessed month of Zul-Hijjah and also pray for peace, stability and progress of the country.
The tweets read:
“Assalaamu alaikum, His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, has declared Thursday 30th June as the first day of Dhul Hijjah.
“The Sultanate council will release an official statement shortly.
“Eidul Adha will be on Saturday, 10th Zul-Hijjah 1443H (9th July 2022) In Sha Allah. His Eminence, The Sultan hereby calls upon the Muslim Ummah to intensify efforts in acts of worship during the first ten days of the blessed month of Zul-Hijjah and also pray for peace, stability and progress of the country.”
Eid-el-Kabir is an important Islamic festival in which muslims slaughter rams.
It celebrates Prophet Ibrahim’s dedication to Allah.