Ramadan: Muslims Urged to Watch out for New Moon

10 Aug

Ramadan: Muslims Urged to Watch out for New Moon

— The Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has enjoined Muslim faithful to be on the look out for the new moon today, to herald the commencement of the annual Ramadan fast.

In a release signed by its Secretary-General, Dr Abdul Lateef Adegbite, the NSCIA, on Monday, said today, being the 29th day of Sha’aban 1431AH, Muslims should look for the new crescent of Ramadan month and if it was sighted, they should contact the Sultan of Sokoto, who is also the President-General of the NSCIA, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on 08036470422.

Others to be contacted are Dr Adegbite, 08034020350; the Shehu of Borno, 08037855555, 08023549558; Emir of Gwandu, Kebbi, 08036154369; Emir of Kano, 064-631114, 633769; Emir of Zazzau, Kaduna, 069-332002; Etsu Nupe, 08039668707; Emir of Ilorin, Emir of Kazaure, 08098121000, 08026806971, among others.

The statement said after the confirmation of the new moon, the Sultan of Sokoto would make a formal announcement of the commencement of the fast tomorrow.

However, Dr Adegbite added that in the event of the moon not being sighted today, Ramadan fast would commence on Thursday.

Source: Nigerian Tribune

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Posted by on August 10, 2010 in ISLAM


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