Fasting continues on Tuesday as Sultan of Sokoto declares Wednesday Eid-El-Fitr

Nigerian Muslims will continue their fast on Tuesday to complete 30 days of Ramadan after the Sultan of Sokoto announced that the new moon for the month of Shawwal was not sighted.

The Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, who also heads the Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, also announced that the Eid-el-Fitr celebration will be on Wednesday, April 10.

The decision followed the report of National Moon Sighting Committees across the country, according to a statement signed by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sultanate Council, Sambo Junaidu.

“His Eminence, the Sultan felicitates with the Nigerian Muslim Ummah and wishes them Allah’s guidance and blessings. The Sultan, while urging the Muslim Ummah to continue to pray for peace, progress, and development of the country, also wishes all Muslims a happy Eid-El-Fitri.”

The crescent moon was not sighted in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, Eid Al Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday, 10th April 2024. May Allāh allow us to utilise the remaining moments of this blessed month to engage in that which pleases Him, may He accept our siyām, qiyām & a’māl & may He allow us to witness many more Ramadāns in good health. Āmīn.”

Premium Times reported that Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar had earlier declared that Ramadan continues on Tuesday and the Eid-el-Fitri is on Wednesday.

The Nigerian government had earlier declared Tuesday and Wednesday public holidays for the Eid-el-Fitri festival. The Eid-el-Fitri is celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan, an Islamic month during which Muslims fast from dawn to dusk.


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