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Religion of Thursday, 30 June 2022


Sultan declares June 30 as Dhul Hijjah 1 and July 9 as Eid al-Adha

Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III has declared Thursday 30 June as Dhul Hijjah 1, 1443AH.

These dates shows that Saturday 9 July is Eidul Adha or Sallah Day, and Friday 8 July is Arafat Day.

In a statement released by the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC); he urged Muslims to pray for peace and progress of the country during the first 10 days.

The statement read;

“Eidul Adha will be on Saturday, 10th Dhul 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 10 days of the blessed month of Dhul Hijjah.

“And also pray for peace, stability and progress of the country.”