By Bashir Adefaka
The Sultan of Sokoto and President of Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, His eminence Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III yesterday announced the sighting of the moon to ursher in the new islamic month of Shawwal and signaling the end of Ramadan.
In a press briefing at his palace, the Sultan stated that the moon was sight in Sokoto, Yobe , Kano states and other parts of the country, declaring today July 17, 2015 as first of Shawwal and Eid-il-Fitr 1436 A.H
The Sultan urged Muslims to use the occasion to pray for peace and development of the country adding: “we should continue to reflect on the lessons of Ramadan, pray our leaders at all levels for peace and development of the country.
Muslims in the country will join their counterpart all over the world to offer a two-rakah supperogatory prayers at various praying ground today to mark the end of 29-day Ramadan fast which began June 18, 201