The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman for Islamic Affairs,Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar affirmed Sept. 1, 2017 as Eid-el-Kabir day.
In a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council.
The statement released to press men on Wednesday in Sokoto, states that the affirmation was made after the sighting of the new moon of Zulhijja on Tuesday.
It states that, “The 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,’’
The statement said that in line with the development, Friday Sept. 1, Muslims in Nigeria would observe Sallah.
In addition, that the Sultan rejoices with all Muslims and wished them Allah’s guidance, blessings and protection.
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The statement also quoted Abubakar as urging Muslims to continue to live in peace and engage in continuous prayers for the development and progress of the country and the world at large.