The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, the umbrella body of Islamic groups in Nigeria, has declared that the month of Dhul Hajj begins today (Monday) which means Eid-el-Kabir Sallah would be observed on Wednesday, September 23. The JNI, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa’ad, stated this in a statement on Sunday.
The statement signed by its secretary general, Khalid Aliyu, said the Sultan and the JNI “felicitates with the Nigerian Muslim Ummah over the successful commencement of Dhul-Hajj today Monday 14th September, 2015.
This is indeed gratifying as Wednesday 23rd September 2015 will mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, In-Shaa-Allah”. The JNI implored Muslims who can, to fast for the first nine days of the month, especially on the Arafat day, as recommended by the Prophet Muhammad, for non-pilgrims. “We should also seek Allah’s forgiveness, glorify and extol Him more.
This is so because of the special virtues of the first ten days of the month of Dhul-Hijjah, and the immense benefits therein,” the statement said.