- The new moon of Dhul Hijja 1442AH, which heralds the commencement of Eid-el-Kabir has been sighted
- The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, disclosed when he received reports on the sighting of the crescent of Dhul-Hijja 1442AH
- The Dhul-Hijja is the 12th month of the Islamic calendar, It is a sacred month in Islam in which Muslims perform the Ḥajj (Holy Pilgrimage) as well as observe the festival of sacrifice
Sultanate Council, Sokoto state - The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has announced that Muslims will observe the 2021 Eid-el-Kabir on Tuesday, 20 July.
The monarch, who serves as the president-general of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), made the announcement on Sunday, July 11, when declaring the sighting of the new moon of Dhul Hijja 1442AH, PM News reported.
This was contained in a statement by Prof Sambo Junaidu, the chairman of the advisory committee on religious affairs, sultanate council in Sokoto.
The statement read in part:
“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.''
Sultan calls for prayers for peace
Vanguard reported that the Sultan urged the Muslim Ummah to continue to pray for peace, progress, and development of the country.
He also wished Muslims happy Eid-el-Kabir in advance.
Daddy Freeze says tithing is a sinful practice
In another news, a popular Nigerian media personality, Ifedayo Olarinde aka Daddy Freeze, has always made his stance on paying tithes clear and he recently countered the teaching of US pastor, Mike Murdock on the issue.
Murdock had posted on social media about how paying tithes is a forever seed with a harvest that never ends.
It didn’t take long for Freeze to counter the teaching on his own Instagram page. According to the controversial OAP, people who spread those kinds of teachings were the ones who reaped the harvest forever.