Eid-el-Fitr prayer will hold at the National Mosque in Abuja

It was announced yesterday, Monday the 11th of May, 2021, that the Eid-el-Fitr prayer will hold at the National Mosque in Abuja on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Management of the Abuja National Mosque has announced that Eid-ul-Fitr prayer would take place at the mosque on Wednesday or Thursday by 9:00 a.m, majorly based on when the moon is sighted. The sighting of the moon signifies the beginning and end of the holy month of Ramadan based on the Muslim calendar.

The Spokesman for Abuja National Mosque, Haliru Shuaibu,  in a statement said that the decision was taken after a special meeting with the FCT Minister, Mallam Bello, Council of Imams, and stakeholders in the health sector.

He said that it was resolved in the meeting that prayers would still be conducted at the premises of the Abuja National Mosque  while taking into considerations the second wave of the coronavirus. Hence, health and safety measures will be put into place to ensure that the people are safe while carrying out their religious duties.

All those who wish to come for the prayers are therefore urged to adhere strictly to the covid 19 protocols put in place to ensure everyone stays safe.

“Therefore, this means that the prayer of Eid-el-Fitr will take place at the Abuja National Mosque on Wednesday or Thursday depending on when the moon is sighted at 9:00.a.m.

“All worshippers are advised to observe the COVID-19 protocols, including social distancing and wearing of face masks.

“We pray to Allah, the Most Merciful, to give our country everlasting peace,” he said.

We also recall that initially, the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, had cancelled Eid-el-Fitr prayers at the National Eid Prayer Ground on the Umaru Musa Yar’adua expressway due to the ongoing insecurity issues experienced in the country.

But after deliberations and efforts to put safety measures in place, it has been confirmed that prayers will still hold at the National Mosque.

Happy Eid-el-Fitr celebration to all our Muslim brothers and sisters all across the world.

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