The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has felicitated with the entire Muslim Ummah on the auspicious occasion of the forthcoming Ramadan 1442 AH.
Sultan Abubakar, who is the president of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), advised the Nigerian Muslims to look out for the crescent (moon) of Ramadan 1442AH from Monday.
He gave the directive on Sunday in a statement issued by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto.
“This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Monday, April 12, which is equivalent to the 29th day of Sha’aban 1442AH shall be the day to look for the new moon of Ramadan 1442AH.
“Muslim are, therefore, requested to start looking for the crescent moon on Monday and report its sighting to the nearest District or Village Head for onward communication to the Sultan,’’ the statement read.
FELICITATION AND MOONSIGHTING FOR RAMADAN 1442 AH
Consequent to the advice of @moonsightingng, the NSCIA enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of #Ramadan 1442 AH immediately after sunset on Monday April 12 2021, which is equivalent to 29 Sha’aban 1442 AH. pic.twitter.com/aowejftNOq
— NSCIA — Islamic Affairs (@NSCIAng) April 11, 2021
The Sultan prayed Allah to assist Muslims in the discharge of their religious duty.
Junaidu gave telephone numbers that could be used directly to report the sighting of the new Ramadan moon to the committee.
The numbers are 08037157100, 07067416900, 08066303077, 08036149757, 08035965322 and 08035945903.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month for fasting, prayer, reflection and assisting the needy.
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