Ramadan quick continues Saturday as there was no sighting of a brand new crescent moon in Nigeria, the workplace of the Sultan of Sokoto said on Twitter in addition to in an announcement despatched Friday night.
This implies Eid-ul-Fitri is Sunday, after the Ramadan quick would have reached 30 days.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, is the top of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs.
Earlier within the week, the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’advert Abubakar, advised Nigerian Muslims to look at their ‘Eid’ prayers at house with their households or alone if there isn’t any one to hope with.
That is according to the social distancing directive of well being authorities to scale back the unfold of COVID-19.
Muslims observe the Eid-ul-Fitri prayer to mark the tip of the Ramadan quick. The prayer is often held on open grounds and attended by hundreds of Muslims in every neighborhood.
“Eid-ul-Fitr congregations within the outskirts of cities and cities must be briefly suspended.
“The stated ‘Eid-ul-Fitr Prayer be noticed at house with members of the family or alone in case there isn’t anybody with her or him, at house,” the JNI stated in an announcement by its Secretary-Basic, Khalid Aliyu.
Some state governments have, nonetheless, approved religious gatherings in view of the ‘eid prayers.
For such states, the JNI urged worshippers to take warning by observing preventive measures like sporting nostril masks, hand washing and use of hand sanitizers.
“Nonetheless, in states the place Governments have reached concrete selections to look at the ‘Eid-el-Fitr prayer, primarily based on their medical consultants recommendation, strictest measures of distancing, face masks and sanitizers be taken to guard worshipers,” Mr Aliyu stated.