September 12 declared Eid-El Kabir Day

Sultan Abubakar Sa'ad
Sultan Abubakar Sa’ad of Sokoto

Nigerian Muslims will join the rest of the world to celebrate this year’s Eid-el Kabir on Monday, September 12, 2016, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III has declared.

This was contained in a statement issued on Saturday and signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, who chairs the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sultanate Council

The statement reads: “The Advisory Committee, in conjunction with the National Moon Sighting Committee received reports from various states Moon Sighting committees across the country.

“The reports confirmed the sighting of the new moon of Zulhijja,1437 AH on Friday, 2nd September, 2016, which was the 29th day of Zulka’ada, 1437 AH.

“Therefore, Monday 12th September, 2016 which will be equivalent to 10th Zulhijja, will be marked as this year’s Eid-El-Kabir.”

Following the declaration, the Sultan has congratulated Nigerian Muslims, urging prayers for peace and unity.


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