Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has declared June 28, 2023, as Eid-il Adha or Eid-il Kabir.
The clergy made this declaration in a statement issued by the National Moonsighting Committee (NMC) on its official Twitter page on Sunday night.
The NSCIA president in the statement also declared Monday, June 19 as the first day of Dhul-Hijjah 1444 AH.
“The Sultanate Council Sokoto has declared Monday 19/June/2023 as the first day of Zul-Hijjah 1444 AH,” the statement read in part.
“Accordingly, Wednesday 28/June/2023 will be the day of Eidul Adha 1444 AH.
“His Eminence The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa‘ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, wishes the entire Muslim Ummah happy Eid-il Adha Mubarak in advance.”
Eid-il-Adha or Eid-il Kabir as it is called is the second celebration in the Hijrah calendar.
The first celebration which is known as Eid-il-Fitr is always used by the Muslim faithful to mark the end of the Holy month of Ramadan.