Eid al-Fitr: Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, President of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Sultan of Sokoto, has declared Monday, June 19, 2023, the first day of Zul-Hijjah 1444 AH.
Sokoto Sultan Declares Eid Mubarak on Wednesday Eid al-Fitr: This comes after the appearance of the new Crescent, which signifies the end of the month of Zul-Qida.
Based on the observation of the new crescent, the Sultan has declared Wednesday, June 28th, 2023 as Eidul Adha 1444 AH Eid Kabir. Saudi authorities have also announced Tuesday, June 27, 2023 as Arafat Day.
In his announcement, the Sultan wishes all Muslims a joyous Eidul Adha Mubarak.
The Islamic calendar’s twelfth and final month is Zil Hajj.
It’s a special time for Muslims all over the world, as they conduct their yearly Hajj journey and celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir feast.
It had previously been claimed that the crescent moon marking the beginning of the month of Zil Hajj had been observed in Saudi Arabia, as certified by the country’s Supreme Court.
According to the notification, Zil Hajj will begin on Monday, June 19th, 2023.
As a result, the annual Hajj trip will take place on Tuesday, June 27th, and Eid Al Adha will take place on Wednesday, June 28th.
Both the UAE and Saudi Arabia, as well as several other Gulf countries, traditionally observe Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Adha on the same days.