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Sultan calls on Muslims to watch out for new moon to end Ramadan fast

The , , has called on Nigerian muslims to watch out for the new moon of Shawwal 1440 AH.

Okay.ng understands that the new moon will signal the end of the 2019 Ramadan fast.

Salisu Shehu, the Deputy Secretary-General of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), disclosed this through a statement on Sunday evening.

In the statement, he conveyed telephone numbers and email addresses of 30 top Muslim clerics across the country that should be contacted by anyone who sights the new crescent.

The statement read:

“Following the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), the President-General enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Shawwal 1440 AH immediately after sunset on Monday, June 3, 2019 equivalent to Ramadan 29, 1440 AH. If the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, His Eminence would declare Tuesday, June 4, 2019 as the first day of Shawwal and the day of ‘idul fitr.”

“If, however, the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 automatically becomes the first day of Shawwal, 1440 AH and the day of ‘idul fitr.

“Muslims all over the country are hereby enjoined to be on the lookout for the directive of His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the termination of this year’s Ramadan fast.”

The emails and numbers can be found below…




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Muhammad A. Aliyu

Muhammad Ameer Aliyu, is a prolific journalist who joined Okay Nigeria in 2015 with the aim staying committed to bringing more positive growth to the digital news platform. He is the Senior editor at Okay Nigeria.

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