Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar has announced Tuesday 15 October as Eid-el-Kabir

The head of Nigerian muslims, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar has announced Tuesday 15 October as Eid-el-Kabir.

A statement issued in Sokoto by Prof. Sambo Wali, the Chairman of Sokoto Sultanate Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, said this followed the sighting of the crescent from across the country on Saturday.

“This is sequel to the declaration of Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, as the first day of Zul-Hijja, 1434 AH, by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III.

“The sultanate advisory committee on religious affairs at its meeting on Saturday, 5 October, received reports from various moon sighting committees across the country confirming the sighting of the new Moon of Zul-Hijja,1434 AH, on Saturday, which was the 29th day of ZulKi’ida,1434 AH,’’ the statement said.

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