Sultan declares Monday, Sept.12, Eid el-Kabir Day

Muslims praying
Muslims praying

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Monday, September 12, as Eid-El-Kabir Day, 1437 AH.

This followed the declaration of Saturday, September 3, as the 1st of Zulhijja, 1437 AH.

This is contained in a statement signed by Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council of Sokoto.

“The committee in conjunction with the National Moon Sighting Committee had received reports from various Moon sighting committees across the country.

”The reports confirmed the sighting of the New Moon of Zulhijja,1437 AH, on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, which was the 29th day of Zulka’ada, 1437 AH.

”The Sultan and President, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), accepted the reports and accordingly declared Saturday, Sept. 3, as the first day of Zulhijja, 1437 AH.

”Therefore, Monday, Sept.12, which will be equivalent to 10th Zulhijja, and will be marked as this year’s Eid el-Kabir,” it added.

The statement further quoted the Sultan as felicitating with the Nigerian Muslim Ummah and wished them Allah’s guidance, as well as blessings.

The Sultan also urged the Muslim Ummah to continue to pray for peace, progress and development of the country.

He also wished all Muslims happy Eid el-Kabir, and prayed Allah (SWT) to accept our religious deeds.

(NAN)

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  • Otile

    Believe it or not I wish the Umaa barka da Sallah. Again, Jama’a barka da Sallah

  • KBE

    Is that a national holiday called by a mere religious leader in a so called secular state? Here comes the Islamic Republic of Nigeria.

  • emmanuel

    Should this not be a ten days holiday?

  • Delnerd

    So the sultan delares public holidays or announces the moon appearance while minister of internal affairs declares public holidays. He should know his limits or else the confusion will lead somewhere unpalatable. I hope the reporter has quoted sultan well if not we are breeding serious confusion