NSCIA declares Sunday Eid il – fitr, prays against Corona virus pandemic

Muslims observing worship in a mosque

THE Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has declared Sunday as the day of Eid-il fitr  for the year 2020.

In a statement signed by the Deputy Secretary-General of the Council, Professor Salihu Shehu, there was no proven report of the sighting of the moon, hence the fast will complete on Saturday.  The statement reads;

“The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, Mni, wishes to inform the Nigerian Muslim Ummah that there was no proven report of the sighting of the crescent of Shawwal, 1441 AH on the 29th of Ramadan, 1441 AH.

“Therefore, Ramadan fast will complete 30 tomorrow Saturday, 23rd May, 2020. In this regard, Sunday 24th May 2020 is hereby declared as 1st Shawwal, 1441 AH and the day of Eid-il-Fitr.

“The Council prays that Almighty Allah accepts our fasting and other virtuous acts in Ramadan and that we will have peaceful and blissful Eid celebrations”.

The Council used the opportunity to pray for the eradication of the dreaded corona virus in Nigeria and all over the world.

Eid-il fitri also called the ‘festival of breaking the fast’ is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims across the world that marks the end of the month-long dawn–to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.

Published By: ADMIN

CARL UMEGBORO is a prolific writer, public affairs analyst and an Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom). He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB Hons) and also, he's a renowned columnist in all national newspapers in Nigeria, Africa Press Reviews, TheWorldNEWS and numerous foreign media including Park Chester Times, New York, USA. Umegboro is a regular guest-analyst to many TV and radio programme on crucial national issues. To send your opinions, articles and reports to the Admin, contact: +234 (0) 802 318 4542, +234 (0) 705 710 1974, +234 (0) 817 318 4542. Email: carl@carlumegboro.com, umegborocarl@gmail.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *