The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Sept. 1, 2017 as Eid-el-Kabir.
In a statement, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to Sokoto Sultanate Council, Prof. Sambo Junaidu, explained that the declaration followed the sighting of the new moon of Dhul-Hijja on Tuesday.
“The advisory committee in conjunction with the National Committee on Moon Sighting received various reports on moon sighting across the country confirming the sighting of new moon of Dhul-Hijja on Tuesday August 22, 2017”.
Following the development, Muslims in Nigeria would observe Friday September 1, 2017 as Sallah day.
The Sultan felicitates with all Muslims and wishes them Allah’s guidance, blessings and protection. He urges Muslims to continue to live in peace and engage in continuous prayers for the development and progress of the country and the world at large