- There will be no traditional Sallah procession in the emirate of Daura this Eid-el-Fitr
- This was the resolve of the Emir of Daura, Dr. Umar Faruk Umar in a circular addressed to district heads
- The traditional ruler stated that special prayers would be held after the Eid prayer for lasting peace in the country
Due to rising insecurity in the country, the Emir of Daura, Dr. Umar Faruk Umar, has banned the Sallah Durbar in the emirate for the forthcoming Eid-el-Fitr.
The decision of the monarch not to allow the traditional Sallah procession is contained in a circular addressed to the district heads of the emirate, Daily Trust reports.
The traditional ruler in the statement dated Thursday, May 6, and signed by Danejin Daura, Alhaji Abdulmimini Sahihu also directed that no district head should visit him on the Sallah day.
He also revealed that the Emir's decision was further influenced due to the insecurity in the country, kidnappings, and other threats to national stability
According to Sahihu, the focus will be on performing special prayers on the Sallah day as soon as the Eid prayers are performed.
It added that the emir had instructed the district heads to conduct the Eid prayers with the people in their domain and offer special prayers for lasting peace in the country immediately after the eid prayer.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has told Muslims across the country to look for the new moon of Shawwal on Tuesday, May 11.
The deputy secretary-general of NSCIA, Prof Salisu Shehu, made the disclosure in a statement issued via Facebook on Saturday, May 8.
He disclosed that the announcement was made based on the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC).
In a related development, an Islamic cleric and deputy chief Imam of the National Mosque, Abuja, Professor Ibrahim Maqari has said that Islam does not permit Muslims to pay money as ransom to enemies they are at war with.
Professor Maqari made the comment at this year’s Ramadan tafsir monitored by Daily Nigerian on Monday, May 3 in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The cleric further said applying the Islamic provisions can effectively address the challenges of kidnapping currently affecting society.