Sultan declares Sunday Eid-el-Fitr day

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Sultan of Sokoto, Mohamed Sa’ad Abubakar

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Sunday, June 25, 2017 as the day to mark the Eid-el-Fitr.

The Sultan announced the sighting of the new moon of the month Shawwal in a broadcast in Sokoto on Saturday.

The Islamic month of Shawwal comes after the month of Ramadan when Muslims across the world observe a month long fasting.

Abubakar said that the new moon was sighted in parts of Kaduna, Katsina, Borno, Adamawa and Sokoto States.

He said:” In accordance with Islamic law, we have the honour and pleasure to announce that today, Saturday, the 29th day of Ramadan,1438 AH, which is equivalent to June 24, 2017 has marked the end of Ramadan and the beginning of the new month of Shawwal.

”Reliable reports of moon sighting were received from Muslim leaders and religious organisations across the country, which were…

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