Sultan Declares Thursday Dhul Hijjah 1, Announces Date for 2022 Eid-el-Kabir
- Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto, has declared Thursday 30 June as Dhul Hijjah 1, 1443AH
- The president of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) urged Muslim Ummah to intensify efforts in acts of worship during the first 10 days of the month
- With the declaration, Saturday 9 July will be the Eidul Adha or sallah day, coming after Friday 8 July, which is Arafat Day
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The Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Thursday, June 30, as Dhul Hijjah 1, 1443AH.
This means that Saturday, July 9, is the Eidul Adha or sallah day, coming after Friday 8 July, which is Arafat Day.
The Sultan's declaration is contained in a statement released by the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), Daily Trust reported.
“Eidul Adha will be on Saturday, 10th Dhul Hijjah 1443H (9th July 2022) In Sha Allah.
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“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,” the statement partly read.
Kano hajj commission drops hundreds of intending pilgrims, gives reason
In another previous report, intending pilgrims in Kano state decried their exclusion in making the cut for the holy pilgrimage in Mecca despite making the appropriate payment.
Some aggrieved intending pilgrims trooped out in their numbers to stage a protest at the head of office Jaiz Bank which is the accredited financial institution by the state’s pilgrim’s board.
Legit.ng gathered that over 250 persons who did not make the final cut for the holy pilgrimage were seen stranded and lamenting at the bank.
In Sokoto state, bandits attack the convoy of Hajj-bound Muslims
Similarly, Legit.ng earlier reported that some suspected bandits attacked the convoy of Hajj-bound Muslims who were coming to Sokoto from Isa local government area.
The intending pilgrims were slated to jet off to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, June 21 by 7.30am before the bandit attack on Monday, June 20.
Residents of the area recounted that the bandits attacked the convoy along Gundumi forest. However, security escorts were able to intercept the attack.