The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, on Tuesday in a press release signed by the NSCIA Deputy Secretary-General,Prof. Salisu Shehu has informed the Nigerian Muslim Ummah that there was proven sighting of the crescent of Dhul-Hijjah, 1441 AH in Nigeria on the 29th of Dhul-Qa’dah, 1441 AH, equivalent to Tuesday, 21st July, 2020.
NSCIA therefore stated that Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 was the last day of Dhul-Qa’dah, 1441 AH.
Meanwhile, the President-General of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto,His Eminence,Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has approved Wednesday, 22nd July, as the 1st day of Dhul-Hijjah, 1441 AH.
The Council therefore enjoined the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to continue to
promote peaceful coexistence and unity among all the citizens of the country.
The Council equally called on the Ummah to rededicate themselves to worship Almighty Allah with full devotion and to intensify prayer to Allah for the eradication of Coronavirus and all other challenges facing the country such as insurgency, banditry and rape.
“While wishing the Ummah happy Eid-il-adha in advance, the Council prays that Allah spare our lives to witness it and many more. The Council also prays that Allah accept all our supplications, worship and sacrifices in the month of Dhul-Hijjah and beyond. Amin.” the statement said.