The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has declared Friday, 21 Eid-el-Fitr for Muslims in the country.
Abubakar, who received reports of the Sultanate Council Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs in conjunction with the National Moon Sighting Committee, declared Friday Eid el-Fitr, after receiving reports of sighting of the moon.
The Sultan felicitated with Muslims in Nigeria and wished them a happy celebration of Sallah.
Muslims in the country and all over the world started the Ramadan on 22 March, 2023 and today is the 29th day.
Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, and is celebrated during the first three days of Shawwāl, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar (though the Muslim use of a lunar calendar means that it may fall in any season of the year).
As in Islam’s other holy festival, Eid al-Adha, it is distinguished by the performance of communal prayer (ṣalāt) at daybreak on its first day.
Eid al-Fitr is a time of official receptions and private visits, when friends greet one another, presents are given, new clothes are worn, and the graves of relatives are visited.
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