Ramadan: Look out for crescent – Sultan tells Muslims

Sultan of Sokoto

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) under the leadership of Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, has advised Nigerian Muslim Ummah to look out for the crescent of Ramadan immediately after sunset today.

This was contained in a statement issued by the director of administration of NSCIA, Zubairu Usman-Ugwu on his behalf.

It read: “If the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, then His Eminence would declare Saturday, 2nd April 2022 as the first day of Ramadan 1443 AH.

“If, however, the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Sunday, 3rd April 2022, automatically becomes the first of Ramadan, 1443 AH.”

The council also enjoined Muslims to report credible and positive sighting of the crescent of Ramadan 1443 AH to the appropriate authority, especially, members of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC)

The council prayed that Allah would spares the lives of every Muslim to participate in the ibaadah exercise and to maximise the benefits therein.

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