Sultan declares end of Ramadan fasting, says Friday is Sallah
April 20, 2023
The Sultan of Sokoto and Leader of the Nigerian Muslim Ummah, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Thursday April 20, 2023 equivalent to Ramadan 29, 1444 A.H. as end of Ramadan fasting for the year.
By implication, tomorrow Friday April 21 equivalent to Shawwal 1 is Eid-ul-Fitri, he said.
Sultan Abubakar, while making the declaration in his palace on Thursday, said the moon was sighted in parts of Nigeria and has been confirmed by the National Moon Sighting Committee.
In line with the Islamic Shari’ah, therefore, he directed Muslims all over Nigeria to end their fasting as he wished them a very happy celebration.
He urged prayers for new elected leaders in the country and called on Muslims to continue to do good towards fellow citizens, irrespective of their tribes or religions.