Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Eid-el-Kabir holds Oct. 26
A statement signed by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs of the Sultanate Council, Prof. Sambo Wali Junaidu, a copy of which was made available to Vanguard, stated that the declaration followed confirmation by moon-sighting committees across the country.
“The Sultanate Council Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, at its meeting on Tuesday 16th October, 2012 reviewed from various Moon-sighting Committees across the country, duly confirmed the birth of the New Moon of Zulhijja 1433 AH with effect from Wednesday the 17th of October, 2012 which is the 1st day of Zulhijja, 1433 AH,” the statement read.
Accordingly, “Friday, the 26th of October is the 10th day of Zulhijja 1433 AH, which is the Eid-al-Kabir day,” it added.
The Sultan wished all Muslims a happy Eid celebrations.