It’s now official! Tuesday June 4 is Eid-el-Fitri Day as the President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared so.
The declaration made in a televised message Monday night followed the sighting of the new moon first in Saudi Arabia.
In the broadcast, Abubakar said the moon had been sighted in Borno, Yobe and Katsina states.
With the new moon, the month of Shawwal has begun, hence the end of Ramadan.
Ramadan is the month of fasting for muslims.
The fasting is either for 29 or 30 days depending on the sighting of the moon.
This year, the Ramadan fast lasts 29 days.
Nigerian muslims will therefore join their counterparts from across the world to celebrate the end of the month of fasting, Ramadan.
They will all go to Yidi, the prayer grounds to give thanks to Akmighty Allah for the gift of life and health to participate in the Ramadan fast.