Sultan announces Monday, September 12 as Eid el-Kabir day
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has announced Monday, Sept. 12 as the Eid-El-Kabir Day, 1437 AH. This followed the declaration of Saturday, Sept.3, as the 1st of Zulhijja, 1437 AH.
This is contained in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council of Sokoto and made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in 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 statement further quoted the Sultan as felicitating with the Nigerian Muslim Ummah and wishing 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.
No Comments yet