The spiritual leader of Muslims in Nigeria and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Muhammad Abubakar said, yesterday, that all Muslim faithful in Nigeria should celebrate Eid-al-Kabir on Friday October 26 2012.
The date, according to the Sultan, was based on report received from the various committees on Moon sighting across the country.
In statement signed by Prof. Sambo Wali Junaidu, Chairman Adisory Committee on Religious Affairs Sultanate Council, Sokoto, and made available to LEADERSHIP, the Sultan confirmed the birth of new moon from Wednesday October 17, 2012.
The statement read in part, “The Sultanate council Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs at its meeting on Tuesday October16 , 2012 reviewed reports from various Moon sighting Committees across the country, duly confirming the birth of New Moon of Zulhijja 1433 AH with effect from Wednesday, Octoberm 17, 2012 which is the 1st day of the Zulhajja, 1433. A. H.
Affirming the validity of the committees report, the statement added that, “Friday October 26 is the tenth day of Zulhajja 1433 A.H which is the Eid-al-Kabir day”.