Sallah: Sultan Declares October 4 Eid-el-Kabir Festival
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday declared October 4 for Eid-el-Kabir festival.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman of the Sultanate Council Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Prof. Sambo Wali Junaidu, a copy of which was made available to THISDAY in Sokoto.
According to the statement, the Sultanate Council Advisory Committee in conjunction with the National Committee on Moon Sighting did not receive any reports from various moonsighting committees across the country confirming the sighting of the new moon of Zulhijja 1435, on Tuesday which was the 29th day of Zul’qa’adah 1435 AH.
The statement said the Sultan had accepted the report and accordingly, declared September 25 as the first day of Zulhijja 1435 AH.
“The Sultan accepted the report and declared October 4 as the 10th day of Zulhijja 1435 AH which is the Eid-el-Kabir day,” the statement read.
The Sultan therefore, wished all Muslims a happy Eid-al-Kabir festival and prayed God to accept the religious deeds.