Nigeria’s renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, has led the Eid-el-Fitr prayers with a large number of his followers on Wednesday.
The cleric led the Eid prayers at his residence in Bauchi.
One of the cleric’s children, Tijjani Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, led the Eid prayers.
After the prayers, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi said they conducted their Eid prayers because they were assured of seeing the month of Shawwal on Tuesday.
Solacebase reports that the majority of Nigerian Muslims will observe Eid prayers on Thursday after the Sultan’s Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs in collaboration with the Nigerian Monthly Committee said they had not received any reports of the sighting of the baby in the month of Shawwal on Tuesday.
That is why the Sultan of Sokoto, Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Thursday, May 13, 2021, as the day of Salat and the 1st of Shawwal.
According to him, “Based on these reports that the moon is fixed, what is said by two righteous people when they see it is enough for us people, or a large crowd [when they see the moon].”
He added that the moon was sighted in places such as Gombe, Gadau and Kebbi.
Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi said they had no right to deny the people who confirmed the sighting of the moon “because they are numerous. That is why we have now come to perform the Eid prayers because the month of Ramadan is over, the month of Shawwal has arrived.”