The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, on Wednesday declared Oct. 26 as Ed-el-Kabir Day following the sighting of the new crescent on Oct. 16.
This is contained in a statement by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sultanate Council, Prof. Sambo Junaid, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Sokoto.
The statement said, ” The sultanate council advisory committee at its meeting on Oct. 16, reviewed reports received from various moon sighting committees across the country.
“They have duly confirmed the birth of the new moon of Zulhijja, 1433 After Hijra of the Holy Prophet with effect from Wednesday, Oct. 17, which is the first day of Zulhijja.
“Friday, the 26 of October, is the 10th day of Zulhijja, 1433 AH, which is the Ed-el-Kabir day.
“His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar wishes all Muslims a happy Ed-el-kabir. May Allah accept our religious deeds, Ameen.”