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Sa’ad Abubakar Sultan announces September 12 as Eid el-Kabir Day

The Sultan felicitated with the Nigerian Muslim Ummah and wished them Allah’s guidance, as well as blessings.

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has announced Monday, September 12 as the Eid-El-Kabir Day.

The announcement came after declaring Saturday, September 3 as the 1st of Zulhijja, 1437 AH.

This was disclosed in statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council of Sokoto.

The statement said: “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 Sultan and President, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), accepted the reports and accordingly declared Saturday, Sept. 3, as the first day of Zulhijja, 1437 AH.

”Therefore, Monday, Sept.12, which will be equivalent to 10th Zulhijja, and will be marked as this year’s Eid el-Kabir”.

According to the statement, the Sultan felicitated with the Nigerian Muslim Ummah and wished them Allah’s guidance, as well as blessings.

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The Sultan also urged the Muslim Ummah to continue to pray for peace, progress and development of the country.

He also wished all Muslims happy Eid el-Kabir, and prayed Allah (SWT) to accept our religious deeds.

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