The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Monday, September 12, as Eid-el-Kabir Day.
This followed the declaration of September 3 as the 1st of Zulhijja, 1437 AH.
A statement signed by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council of Sokoto, Prof. Sambo Junaidu, disclosed this on Saturday.
“The committee in conjunction with the National Moon Sighting Committee had received reports from various Moon sighting committees across the country, “the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted Prof. Junaidu as saying in the statement.
” 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.
“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.”