The sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has officially declared that the ‘Eid-el-kabir’ celebrations will be held on Monday, the 12th day of September, 2016.
His official statement
A press release by the Chairman of Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council of Sokoto, Sambo Junaidu, read :
“The committee, in conjunction with the National Moon Sighting Committee, had received reports from various Moon Sighting Committees across the country. The reports confirmed the sighting of the New Moon of Zulhijja,1437 AH, on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, which was the 29th day of Zulka’ada, 1437 AH.The Sultan and President, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), accepted the reports and, accordingly, declared Saturday, September 3 as the first day of Zulhijja, 1437 AH.Therefore, Monday, September 12, which will be equivalent to 10th Zulhijja will be marked as this year’s Eid el-Kabir,”
Happy Eid to our Muslim readers!