The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’advert Abubakar III, has declared Friday June 15, 2018 because the day to mark the Eid-el-Fitr, and the top of Ramadan quick.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) stories that the Sultan introduced the sighting of the brand new moon of the month Shawwal in a broadcast in
Sokoto on Thursday.
The Islamic month of Shawwal comes after the 29 or 30 days of the month of Ramadan when Muslims the world over observe a month lengthy fasting.
Abubakar acknowledged that the brand new moon was sighted in elements of Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Borno, Jigawa, Nassarawa, Plateau and Sokoto States amongst others.
He mentioned:” In accordance with Islamic regulation, we’ve the honour and pleasure to announce that immediately, Thursday, the 29th day of Ramadan,1439 AH, which is equal to June 14, 2018 has marked
the top of Ramadan and the start of the brand new month of Shawwal.
” Reliable stories of moon sighting had been obtained from Muslim leaders and non secular organisations throughout the nation, which had been duly verified and authenticated by us, states and the National Moon Sighting Committee.
” Consequent upon this, tomorrow, Friday, the 15th day of June, 2018 turns into the primary day of Shawwal,1439 AH and is due to this fact declared the
Sallah day for 2018 Eid-el-Fitr.”
The Sultan urged the Muslim Ummah to maintain fervent prayers for the nation led by Muhammadu Buhari, different leaders, in addition to for sustainable peace and unity in Nigeria and past.
The sultan additionally urged Nigerians to proceed to stay in peace irrespective of non secular, ethnic and cultural variations