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Sultan of Sokoto Declares Sept 1 As Sallah Day

The Sultan of Sokoto and chairman Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Sepember 1, 2017 as Eid-el-Kabir day.

This is contained in a statement signed by Prof Sambo Junaidu, the chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council.
The statement, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto yesterday, indicated that the declaration followed the sighting of the new moon of Zulhijja on Tuesday.

“The advisory committee in conjunction with the National Committee on Moon Sighting received various reports on moon sighting across the country confirming the sighting of new moon of Zulhijja on Tuesday August 22, 2017,’’ it said.

The statement said that following the development, Muslims in Nigeria would observe Friday Sept. 1, as Sallah day.
It added that the Sultan felicitates with all Muslims and wished them Allah’s guidance, blessings and protection.

[NAN]

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