Eid-el-Kabir Holds September 1, Says Sultan

Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III

The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared September 1, 2017 as Eid-el-Kabir day, according to a statement by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council.
The statement, which was released on Wednesday in Sokoto, disclosed that the declaration was sequel to the sighting of the new moon of Zulhijja on Tuesday.
According to the statement, tThe advisory committee in conjunction with the National Committee on Moon Sighting received various reports on moon sighting across the country confirming the sighting of new moon of Zulhijja on Tuesday Aug. 22, 2017,’’ it said.
It added that following this development, Muslims in Nigeria would celebrate Eid-el-Kabir on Friday September 1, adding that the Sultan felicitated with all Muslims and wished them Allah’s guidance, blessings and protection, even as he urged them to continue to live in peace and engage in continuous prayers for the development and progress of the nation and the world.

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