Ramadan: “Watch Out For The Moon Today” – Sultan Of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III has directed the Muslim Ummah to look out for the crescent (moon) of Ramadan 1442AH from Monday (today).

According to reports, he gave the directive in a statement by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto.

The statement revealed that “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”.

The statement added that “Muslims 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”.

It was also reported that telephone numbers were given by Junaidu, for direct report of the sighting of the new moon to the committee. – 08037157100, 07067416900, 08066303077, 08036149757, 08035965322 and 08035945903.

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