Kenya’s Chief Kadhi at it again. “Mark Eid-ul-Adha on Sunday”!

By NepJournal October 2, 2014 14:55

Kenya’s Chief Kadhi at it again. “Mark Eid-ul-Adha on Sunday”!

By S. Hassan.

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Kenya’s Chief Kadhi Sheikh Muhdhar has announced that Eid –ul- Adha will be officially marked in Kenya on Sunday, October 5, 2014.

The event marks the end of Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam which requires able Muslims to undertake a religious pilgrimage in Makka, Saudi Arabia at least once in a lifetime.

The announcement has caused confusion in the country due to the fact over 3 Million Muslims from all over the World, Kenya included are currently in Makka for the annual event and will mark the same festival on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

A large section of Muslims are preparing to mark the event the same time as their colleagues in the blessed land creating a rift with the Chief Kadhi.

Prominent Muslim clerics in the country differed with the Chief Kadhi and are poised to lead the Ummah in marking the event a day earlier than announced by the top Muslim official in the country.

Kenya Muslim National Advisory Council’s Chairman Shiekh Juma Ngao has called on Muslims to mark the event on Saturday since that is the same day those who are in Makkah will do so.

Sheikh Ngao has called on the Chief Kadhi to convene a meeting with all Muslim leaders in order to avoid such differences in the future.

It is not the first time that the senior most Muslim official in the country has announced a different date that causes confusion.

Unlike Eid-ul-fitr which marks the end of Ramadan, there will be no public holiday to mark the event in Kenya.




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