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    Eid-el-Kabir: Watch out for new moon Tues, NSCIA urges Muslims





    Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, through the National Council for Moon Sighting has called Muslims in the country to watch out for the new crescent of Zul-Hijjah from Tuesday, the 21st of July, 2020.

    The call was made in a terse statement titled: ‘Crescent sighting reminder for Zul-Hijjah 1441AH’ issued on Monday by Usman Al-Nafaty on behalf of the Council on Monday.
    The statement reads, “Crescent sighting reminder for Zul-Hijjah 1441H.

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    “Coming Tuesday, 29th of DHUL-QA’DAH 1441H (21st July 2020) hence, the first day to look for Zul-Hijjah 1441H crescent.

    “The time of conjunction (i.e. crescent birth or astronomical new moon) is Monday evening, 20th July 2020) at 6:33 pm.

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    “Please kindly endeavor to look for the crescent on that day or ask someone to do so on your behalf and kindly share the results,” the statement added.

    Zul-Hijjah is a sacred month in the Islamic calendar, one in which the Eid-el-Kabir Sallah celebration takes place on the tenth day.

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