Date: 29th Dhul-Qa’dah, 1441 AH

21st July, 2020

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, wishes to inform the Nigerian Muslim Ummah that there was proven sighting of the crescent of Dhul-Hijjah, 1441 AH in Nigeria on the 29th of Dhul-Qa’dah, 1441 AH, equivalent to Tuesday, 21st July, 2020. Therefore, Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 is the last day of Dhul-Qa’dah, 1441 AH.

In line with the above, His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto, has approved tomorrow Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 as the 1st day of Dhul-Hijjah, 1441 AH.

The Council hereby enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to continue to promote peaceful coexistence and unity among all the citizens of the country. The Council equally calls on the Ummah to rededicate themselves to worship Almighty Allah with full devotion and to intensify prayer to Allah for the eradication of Corona Virus and all other challenges facing the country such as insurgency, banditry and rape.

While wishing the Ummah happy Eid-il-adhain advance, the Council prays that Allah spare our lives to witness it and many more. The Council also prays that Allah accept all our supplications, worship and sacrifices in the month of Dhul-Hijjah and beyond. Amin.


Prof. Salisu Shehu
Deputy Secretary-General
Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs