Sultan Of Sokoto Declared End To Ramadan In Nigeria, Says 25th Is Eid-el-Fitr

The Sultan of Sokoto yesterday declares end to Ramadan, says Sunday June 25 is Eid-el-Fitr day.

The Sultan who usually announce ends to fasting Nigeria has announced the sighting of the moon Sunday June 25 equivalent of Shawwal 1 is Sallah, Sultan of Sokoto is the President-General Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III.

While declaring the new moon Saturday night at his Palace in Sokoto, he said the new moon was sighted in parts of the country including Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. He therefore called on Muslims all over Nigeria to cease to fast as it is not permitted to fast on Sallah day.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates had announced an end to this year’s Ramadan Fast, Aljazeera reported.

“Turkey and Muslim communities in North America, Europe and Australia had previously announced they would celebrate Eid al-Fitr from Sunday June 25 based on astronomical calculations. “Oman, however, has not sighted the moon, and thus declared Monday June 26 as the first day of Eid al-Fitr. “Bangladesh, Pakistan, India will be sighting the moon on Sunday. These countries started Ramadan on May 28 and so Sunday will be the 29th of Ramadan for them.”

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