Prominent Islamic Scholar, Sheik Dahiru Usman Bauchi has gone ahead to coductct Eid Prayers on Wednesday May 13, this is in defiance to the directive of the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar.
The Sultan of Sokoto who is the leader of the supreme council of Islamic affairs directed Muslims in the country to continue fasting on Wednesday after the recent moon of Shawwal was not sighted.
Sa’ad had declared Thursday, May 13, 2021, as Sallah day and the first day of Shawwal.
However Eid prayers held at the Bauchi residence of Sheik Bauchi on Wednesday. Daily Trust reported that one of the cleric’s children, Tijjani Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi led the congregation with the cleric in attendance.
Journalist, Abdulbaki Jari who also shared a photo from the prayer ground tweeted;
Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi and some of his followers have observed his Eid-ul Fitr today.
Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Sheikh AbdulGaniyu Abubakry Agbotomokekere also performed Eid prayers at the Ibadan Central Eid praying ground, Agodi on Wednesday. It was attended by Oyo State deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan and the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji.
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