President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has announced 2021 Eid-el-Fitr day.

 

Sneh Tv reports this is contained in a statement released on Tuesday by Prof. Salisu Shehu, Deputy Secretary-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs.

 

According to the statement, the Sultan declared Thursday, May 13, 2021 as the first day of Shawwal 1442AH, Day of Eid-el-Fitr.

 

The statement reads: “The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) – under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni-wishes to inform the Nigerian Muslim Ummah that there was no proven report of the sighting of the crescent of Shawwal, 1442 AH on the 29th of Ramadan, 1442 AH.

 

“Ramadan fast will therefore continue tomorrow Wednesday, 12th May 2021 as the 30th day of Ramadan. Consequently, Thursday 13th May, 2021 is hereby declared as 1st of Shawwal, 1442 AH and the day of Eid-il-fitr.

 

“The Council prays that Almighty Allah accept our fasting and other virtuous acts in Ramadan and grant us all peaceful and blissful Eid celebrations”.

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