The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged Nigerian muslims to watch out for the new moon of Ramadan 1440A.H.
The sultan made this call in a statement made available to Okay Nigeria by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council in Sokoto.
The statement read:
“this is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Sunday, May 5, which is equivalent to 29 day of Sha’aban 1440A.H., shall be the day to look for the new moon of Ramadan 1440A.H.
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“Muslims are, therefore, requested to start looking for the new moon of Ramadan 1440AH on Sunday and report its sighting to the nearest district or village head for onward communication to the Sultan.”
The numbers provided to contact when the new moon is sighted are: 08037157100, 07067416900, 08066303077, 08065480405, 08035965322, 08036149757 and 08035945903.
Muslims around the World are expected to begin a compulsory fasting through out the month of Ramadan.