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Ibadan Muslims defy Sultan’s directive, observe Eid-el-Fitri prayer on Wednesday




The Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Rauf Olaniyan, the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji and Chief Imam of Ibadan land, Sheikh Abdulganiy Abubakr Agbotomokekere have been amongst outstanding personalities who noticed the Eld-Fitri prayer within the city on Wednesday.

Our correspondent gathered that the Eid-el-Fitri prayer which was held at Ibadan Eid prayer floor was noticed regardless of a directive issued by the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’advert Abubakr.

Our correspondent recollects that the Sultan who doubles because the Amir Musulumi in Nigeria and President-Common, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) had earlier directed that the Eid-el-Fitri prayer be held on Thursday as a result of the crescent of the brand new month was not sighted on Tuesday.

DAILY POST gathered that the 2 Rakat obligatory Eid-el-Fitri prayers is normally noticed by Muslims as an indication to finish the Ramadan quick.

Our correspondent discovered that regardless of the directive, Olaniyan, Adetunji and Agbotomokeke and different Muslims in Ibadan noticed the Eld-Fitri prayer at Ibadan Central Eid prayer floor within the Agodi space.

Different personalities who attended the Eid prayer included a former Governor of the State, Chief Taofeek Arapaja, Deputy Chief of Workers to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Olawale Abdul-Mojeed Mogbonjubola and Senior Particular Assistant to Governor Seyi Makinde on Sustainable Growth Targets Mr. Kunle Yusuf.

Agbotomokekere had earlier introduced on his Fb Web page on Tuesday morning that Ramadan had ended on Tuesday and that he was going to guide the Eid prayer Wednesday morning.

DAILY POST gathered from a detailed supply to the Chief Imam that he and another Muslims began their quick a day sooner than the day which was introduced by the Sultan.

He added that primarily based on the counting by the Chief Imam, Ramadan can be thirty (30) on Tuesday.

He stated the necessity to finish the quick on Tuesday and observe the Eld-Fitri on Wednesday turned crucial as a result of they’d accomplished their 30 day quick on Tuesday.

“You see. I believe there’s a communication hole. I spoke to the Imam and the reason is that they began their very own quick on Monday, however, majority began on Tuesday.

“So, by their calculation, Ramadan can be 30 on Tuesday. And so they needed to cease when it was 30. That’s the reason they’ve to carry the prayer.”

Spokesman of the Chief Imam, Ustadh Idris Agbotomokekere, stated the choice of the Chief Imam Imam of Ibadanland to look at Eid was consequent upon his place because the chief of the League of Imams and Alfas in Ibadanland.

“It isn’t obligatory that all of us see it however as soon as anyone sees it and tells us, it’s adequate for us. The moon was sighted in Kaduna yesterday round 8pm and what we all know is that when the moon has been sighted, we now have the appropriate to interrupt our quick.”

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