October 26 declared Ed-el-Kabir Day

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar, on Wednesday, declared October 26 as Ed-el-Kabir Day; following the sighting of the new crescent on October 16.

Sambo Junaid, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sultanate Council, in a statement on Wednesday, said: “The sultanate council advisory committee, at its meeting on October 16, reviewed reports received from various moon sighting committees across the country.

They have duly confirmed the birth of the new moon of Zulhijja, 1433 After Hijra of the Holy Prophet with effect from Wednesday, October 17, which is the first day of Zulhijja. 

Friday, the 26 of October, is the 10th day of Zulhijja, 1433 AH, which is the Ed-el-Kabir day. His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar wishes all Muslims a happy Ed-el-kabir. May Allah accept our religious deeds, Ameen.”