Sultan Declares Sunday May 24, as 1st Shawwal 1441AH
The Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa-ad Abubakar III

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Sunday, May 24, as the 1st day of Shawwal 1441AH.

This was contained in a statement by Prof. Sambo Junaidu the Chairman of Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs of Sultanate Council in Sokoto on Friday.

The statement read: “The Sultanate Council Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs working in conjunction with the National Moon Sighting Committee did not receive any report of moon slighting in the country.

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“This means that Friday May 22 is the 29th day of Ramadan 1441AH. Therefore, Saturday May 23, is the 30th day of Ramadan 1441AH.

“The Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has declared Sunday May 24, as the first day of Shawwal 11441A.” (Day of Eid-El-Fitr).


The Monarch felicitated with the Muslim Ummah and wished them Allah’s guidance and blessing even as he urged the Muslim Ummah to continue to pray for peace, progress and development of the country, while celebrating Eid-el-Fitr.


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