Hijrah: Sultan urges Muslims to look out for moon on Sunday, Hijrah: Sultan urges Muslims to look out for moon on Sunday

Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar directs Muslims to look out for new moon of Sha’aban

The Sultan of Sokoto who’s also the President General Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has ordered Muslim faithfuls to be conscious of the new Moon of Sha’aban 1444 AH from Monday, February 20, 2023.

The foremost Muslim leader on Sunday, February 19, 2023 made this appeal in Sokoto in a statement signed by the Chairman Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs Sultanate Council, Sokoto, Prof. Sambo Junaidu.

The statement reads, “This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Monday Feb. 20, 2023 which is equivalent to 29th day of Rajab 1444 AH shall be the day to look for the crescent of Sha’aban 1444 AH.

“Muslims are therefore requested to start looking for the new moon of Sha’aban on Monday and report its sighting to the nearest District or Village Head for onward communication to the Sultan,” it said.

The first class traditional monarch further prayed to Allah to assist Muslim faithfuls to be able to perform their religious functions.

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