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Sheik Bauchi explains why he defied Sultan’s directive, held Eid prayers on Wednesday

Renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheik Dahiru Usman Bauchi has explained why he decided to hold Eid Prayers on Wednesday May 12, against the directive of the Sultan of Sokoto that Muslims in the country should continue fasting on Wednesday.

Sheikh Bauchi who held prayers at his residence, said the moon of the month of Shawwal was sighted in Gombe, Gadau and Kebbi on Tuesday May 11.

The Sultan, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar had on Tuesday declared Thursday, May 13, 2021 as the day of Salat and the first day of Shawwal on grounds of the moon not being sighted.

“Based on these reports that the moon was sighted, what is said by two righteous people when they see it is enough for us people, or a large crowd.

“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,” he said.

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