The Sultan of Sokoto and President, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa‘ad Abubakar, has said the moon has been sighted and Eid-el-Kabir festival will be celebrated on Wednesday 28th June 2023.
In a statement issued on Monday, Sultan said the sighting of the new Crescent signifying the end of the month of Zul-Qida.
Based on the sighting of the new crescent, the Sultan has therefore announced that Wednesday 28th June 2023 will be the day of Eidul Adha 1444 AH Eid Kabir. Saudi Authorities have also declared Tuesday, 27th of June 2023 as the day of Arafat.
It’s a significant time for Muslims globally, as they perform their annual Hajj pilgrimage and celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir festival.