Sultan declares July 31 Eid-El Kabir

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Friday, July 31, 2020, as the 10th day of Zulhijia 1441 and the day of Eid-El Kabir.

A statement signed by the Chairman, Sultanate Council Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Prof. Sambo Junaidu, also advised on how prayers should be observed in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.

The statement read in part, “In view of the current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sultan hereby advises all the district heads and Imams in Sokoto State to observe Eid prayers in the Jumu’at mosques in their respective towns and villages and not at Eid grounds.

“Also, the council advises Muslim communities throughout the country to observe Eid prayers at Jumu’at mosques to help curb the spread of COVID-19.”

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