May 28, 2022

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Ramadan: NSCIA Receives Reports On Sighting Of New Moon As Sultan Announces Date For Shawwal – Legit.ng

  • At the moment there are no sightings of the moon from the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC)
  • Reports from Misau, Sokoto, Kaduna , Lagos, Ilorin , Abuja and Abeokuta on the new moon were negative
  • However, Monday May 2nd was set as the first day of Shawwalthe by the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar

As reported by the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC) of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA ), no new moon has been sighted.

NMSC posted Sokoto, Kaduna, Lagos, Ilorin, Abuja and Abeokuta on its official Facebook page on Saturday 30th and all were negative.”

The committee added:

“Some of the locations had clear skies on the western horizon, but the crescent moon was not visible.”

His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, however, has declared Monday May 2nd as the first day of Shawwal.

It is hoped that the Sultanate will release an official statement very soon.

Ramadan: Sultan of Sokoto makes important announcement about moon sighting

Muslims across the country have been ordered to look out for the crescent moon of Ramadan 1443 AH, Daily Trust reported.

The order was given by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III , who also serves as President General of the NSCIA.

Zubairu Haruna Usman-Ugwu, the administrative director of the council, made the announcement in a statement in Abuja.

Report Moon Sighs to Sultanate

Abubakar, who is also President General of the NSCIA, asked Muslims to report the sighting of the new moon to traditional Islamist leaders in each location.

< p class="align-left">The explanations The statement read:

“Upon the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), the President General orders the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent moon of Ramadan 1443 AH immediately after sunset on Friday, April 1, which corresponds to the 29 Sha’aban 1443 AH character on said evening, then His Eminence would declare Saturday April 2 as the first day of Ramadan 1443 AH.

“However, if on that day the sickle not then Sunday April 3rd automatically becomes the first of Ramadan, 1443 AH.”