Sultan Declares Eid-el-Fitr for Wednesday as New Moon Remains Unseen

Taiwo Ajayi
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In a significant announcement, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has officially declared Wednesday, April 10, as the day of Eid-el-Fitr.

This decision comes after the National Moon Sighting Committees reported no sighting of the new moon across the country.

According to a statement released by the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sultanate Council, Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the council has accepted the report and declared Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as the first day of Shawwal 1445AH.


In his message, the Sultan extended his felicitations to the Nigerian Muslim community and urged them to pray for peace, progress, and development in the country. He also wished all Muslims a joyful Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

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Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has also announced that the crescent of Shawwal was not sighted, indicating that fasting will continue on Tuesday, with Eid-el-Fitr celebrations scheduled for Wednesday, April 10.

As preparations for Eid-el-Fitr begin, Muslims around the world are gearing up to mark the end of Ramadan with prayers, feasts, and celebrations.

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