EID EL-KABIR: Sultan Declares June 16 Sallah Day ๐ŸŽŠ The Scoper Media

The Sultan of Sokoto, Saโ€™ad Abubakar, has declared Sunday, June 16, as Eid-el-Kabir day after affirming that Friday is the first day of Dhul Hijjah.

Sultan disclosed this in a statement on Friday by the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sultanate Council, Sambo Junaid, in Sokoto State.

โ€His Eminence, the Sultan felicitates with Nigeriaโ€™s Muslim Ummah and wishes them Allahโ€™s guidance and blessings.

โ€œThe Sultan, while urging the Muslim Ummah to continue to pray for peace, progress and development of the country also wishes all Muslims a Happy Eid-El-Kabir. May Allah (SWT) accept our religious deeds, amenโ€, the Sultanate council said in the statement.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia announced the sighting of the Dhul Hijjah crescent, signalling the beginning of the 12th Islamic month.

Saudi Arabiaโ€™s Supreme Court affirmed that Friday marks the beginning of the holy month.

Also, the Hajj pilgrimage for 1445 AH-2024 will commence on Friday, June 14, with the day of Arafah falling on Saturday, June 15.

With the development, the Muslim biggest festival, Eid Al-Adha, will be observed on Sunday, June 16, 2024.

The Arafat Day, which precedes the festival, will fall on June 15.