His Eminence, Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has directed the Muslim Ummah to look out for the new moon of Dhul-Hijjah as from Wednesday.

The Sultan made the call in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu,
Chairman, advisory committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council,
Sokoto.

He also prayed to Allah to assist the Muslim Ummah in discharging
their religious duties.

Dhul-Hijjah is the 12th and the last month in the Islamic calendar where
the Holy Muslim Pilgrimage takes place as well as the Eid Kabir –
festival of sacrifice.