The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has said declared today (Monday, September 14) as first of Dhul Hajj, adding that Wednesday, September 23, 2015 will mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.
JNI, in a statement signed by the Secretary General, Dr. Khalid Aliyu Abubakar, said “with gratitude to Allah for His guidance and infinite blessings upon our lives, Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), under the leadership of Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, JNI, felicitates with the Nigerian Muslim Ummah over the successful commencement of Dhul-Hajj today, Monday September 14, 2015.
“This is indeed gratifying as Wednesday, September 23, 2015 will mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, In-Shaa-Allah. Therefore, the Ummah are implored to fast for the first nine days of the month, especially on the Arafat day as recommended by the prophet”.
JNI also condoled with Saudi authorities over the Grand Mosque tragedy which occurred on Friday. It also sympathised with the deceased families and prayed for the repose of their souls.
JNI also appealed to government and security agencies to do everything possible to secure the release of Sheikh Adam Abdullahi Idoko, a Muslim leader in South East, Vice President-General, JNI in Enugu and Chief Imam of the University of Nsukka, who were abducted by unknown gunmen.