Look for Dhul-Hijjah moon Thursday, Sultan tells Muslims

Look for Dhul-Hijjah moon Thursday, Sultan tells Muslims

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged Muslims across the country to look out for the crescent of Dhul-Hijjah 1445AH after sunset on Thursday, 29th Dhul-Qa’dah 1445AH (6th June 2024).

Prof. Salisu Shehu, Deputy Secretary General of the council said this on Wednesday in a statement.

Daily Trust reports that Dhul-Hijjah is the 12th lunar month of the Islamic calendar, when millions of Muslims observe the annual hajj exercise in Saudi Arabia, with the 9th and 10th days of the month being the day of Arafat and the first day of Eid Al Adha respectively.

Prof. Shehu said scientifically, the expected time for the conjunction of the moon is on Thursday, 6th June 2024 by 1.38pm Nigerian time.

“It is important to note that the moon appears and can be sighted usually long (even bearing other environmental factors) after the conjunction has taken place,” Prof Shehu said.


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