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The Sultan of Sokoto and head of the Islamic faith in Nigeria, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has announced Monday, September 12 as the Eid-El-Kabir Day, 1437 AH.

This followed the declaration of Saturday, September 3 as the 1st day of Zulhijja, 1437 AH (Islamic 10th month of the year).

The announcement is contained in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council of Sokoto.

“The committee, in conjunction with the National Moon Sighting Committee, has 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, September 2, 2016, which was the 29th day of Zulka’ada, 1437 AH (Islamic 9th month of the year).

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

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

The statement further quoted the Sultan as felicitating with the Nigerian Muslim Ummah (faithful) and wished 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.

He also wished all Muslims happy Eid el-Kabir, and prayed Allah to accept the faithful’s religious deeds.

Author: Cerebral Lemon