Eid-El-Kabir 2021: Sultan of Sokoto Announces Ileya Celebration date

Eid-El-Kabir 2021 will be celebrated on the 20th oj July, 2021 as confirmed by the authority.

The date for Eid-El-Kabir 2021 celebration has emerged as the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, announced that Sunday, July 11, will be the first day of Dhul-Hijja 1442AH, which means the Nigerian Muslims will now observe the 2021 Eid-el-Kabir on 10th of Dhul-Hijja 1442AH, which is equivalent to Tuesday, July 20, wl2021

This was contained in a statement signed by Professor Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto on Sunday.

Dhul-Hijja is the 12th month of the Islamic calendar, in which Muslims perform the Ḥajj (Holy Pilgrimage) as well as observe the Festival of Sacrifice

“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,” it read in part,” he said.

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