The President of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa‘ad Abubakar, has declared Monday, June 19, 2023, as the first day of Zul-Hijjah 1444 AH. This follows the sighting of the new Crescent signifying the end of the month of Zul-Qida. The Sultan of Sokoto has also announced that Wednesday, June 28, 2023, will be the day of Eidul Adha 1444 AH Eid Kabir.
Eid Al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, is a significant event in the Islamic calendar. Muslims around the world celebrate the day to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience to God. Muslims celebrate the day by performing a special prayer, sharing food with family and friends, and giving to charity.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa‘ad Abubakar, has wished the entire Muslim community a happy Eidul Adha Mubarak. The announcement of the dates for Eid Al-Adha is a reminder of the importance of reflection, prayer, and charity in the Islamic faith.