Sultan Declares July 31 Eid-El-Kabir
Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar, has declared Friday 31 July 2020, as the 10th day of Zulhijia 1441 and the day of Eid-el-Kabir.
Abubakar, who is also the President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, also advised on how to observe prayers across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The disclosure was made in a press statement that was signed by the Chairman Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Affairs, Sokoto, Prof. Sambo Wali Junaidu, on behalf of the sultan on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
The statement reads;
His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar CFR, mni, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has declared Friday, 31st July 2020 as the 10th day of Zulhijja 1441 AH and the day of Eid-El-Kabir for the year.
Furthermore, in view of the current situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Sultan hereby advises all the District Heads and Imams in Sokoto State, to observe Eid prayers at their Jumu’at Mosques in their respective towns and villages and not at Eid grounds. Also, the council advises the muslim communities throughout the country to observe Eid prayers at Jumu’at mosques to curb the spread of the covid-19 pandemic.
The Sultan also in the statement offered his felicitation to the Nigeria Muslim Ummah and wished them Allah’s guidance and blessings.
While wishing them Allah’s guidance and blessings, Sultan Abubakar urged faithful to pray for the peace, progress, and development of the country.