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Sultan confirms date for 2021 sallah festival


Prof. Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto has announced the date for the 2021 Sallah festival on Sunday.

“The Sultanate Council Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs in Conjunction with the National Moon Sighting Committee on Saturday received reports on the sighting of the crescent of Dhul-Hijja 1442AH.

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“The Sultan accepted the report and accordingly declared Sunday, July 11, as the first day of Dhul-Hijja 1442AH.

“He felicitates Nigerian Muslim Ummah and wish them Allah’s guidance and blessings,” he said.

The Sultan advised the Muslim Ummah to keep praying for peace, progress, and development of the country while wishing them happy Eid-el-Kabir in advance.

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Dhul-Hijja is the 12th month of the Islamic calendar.

It is a holy month in Islam, one in which Muslims perform the Ḥajj (Holy Pilgrimage) as well as observe the Festival of Sacrifice.