Eid-al-fitr: Disparity on moon sighting dividing Muslims – Cleric – Daily Post Nigeria

Eid-al-fitr: Disparity on moon sighting dividing Muslims – Cleric – Daily Post Nigeria

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A Kano based fully Islamic pupil, Ustaz Dauda Lokon-Makera has known as on the leadership of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA) below the leadership of his eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar to entirely evaluate the topic of Ramadan sighting of moon as it used to be polarizing the Nigerian Muslim Ummah.Talking to newsmen on the disparity attributable to the sighting of the moon of Shawwal after the conclusion of the Ramadan hasty which ushers within the Eid-el- Fitr Sallah festivity, Lokon-Makera expressed eager over the attain and manner the festivity is noticed at diversified times, including that the event must be noticed uniformly.Per him, it’s a long way flawed for a notorious Islamic pupil, Shiekh Dahiru Usman Bauchi to command the conduct of the Eid-el-Fitr Sallah salvage along side out the permission of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs below the leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar, since the SCIA is the very top Islamic decision-making physique within the nation.He said, “I’m highly fearful by what had took space. The level here is the whisper by the notorious Islamic Student had assign apart of abode a precedent that would possibly perchance presumably in future divide the Muslim Ummah along diversified Islamic Ideological traces. Muslims must be considered to be united, not fragmented.”“I will’t think regarding the essence of having a pacesetter at the tip echelon of Islamic authority having his authority challenged by a portion of the Muslim Ummah. We are anticipated to seek advice from one tell. The following day would attain when another portion would esteem to field the directive on moon sighting at the quit of every Ramadan hasty,” he posited.“A frontrunner is a pacesetter, below no topic circumstances. His directive wants to be respected as it affects the hobby of the entire Muslim Ummah. The sphere of Ideological differences within the model we observe our noble religion does not preclude one to abide by the directive of SCIA being the apex Islamic physique,” he stressed.“It is a burden of proof on the shoulders of the Islamic physique to cowl to the Muslim Ummah within the nation how the disparity within the observance of the Eid-al-Fitr festivity originated. It is an unhealthy pattern that wants to be checked for future lapses to be refrained from,” he retorted.While calling on the entire Muslim Ummah to end ranks in forging a classic floor for the Islamic religion to attain additional, the Islamic pupil congratulated the Muslim Ummah for successful completion of the Ramadan hasty.
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