2021 Eid-el-Kabir to Be Observed July 20; New moon sighted

2021 Eid-el-Kabir to Be Observed July 20; New moon sighted

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has announced that Sunday, July 11, will be the first day of Dhul-Hijja 1442AH.


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


“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.


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.

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Nigerian Muslims will now observe the 2021 Eid-el-Kabir on Tuesday, July 20, which is equivalent to 10th of Dhul-Hijja 1442AH.



In shaa Allah ten days of Dhu al-Hijjah will begin on:

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  1. Sunday: 11-07- 2021
  2. Monday: 12 -07- 2021
  3. Tuesday: 13-07- 2021
  4. Thursday: 15-07-2021
  5. Friday: 16-07-2021
  6. Saturday: 17-07-2021
  7. Sunday: 18-07-2021
  8. Monday: 19-07-2021
    (Arafat Day)
  9. Tuesday: 20-07-2021
    (Eid Al-Adha)

Fasting all nine days and especially on the ‘Day of Arafah’ are among the act encouraged during the days.
May the Almighty spare our lives and grant us the statutory feasibility to reap the blessings. Aamin.

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