Sultan Announces Date For Eid-El-Kabir Celebration
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has announced that the year’s Eid-El-Kabir celebration whill hold on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016.
The declaration followed the initial declaration of Saturday, Sept.3 as the 1st of Zulhijja, 1437 AH.
The Sultan made this known in a statement signed by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council of Sokoto, Prof. Sambo Junaidu.
The statement reads: “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.”