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Look out for crescent of Ramadan from Monday – Sultan

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By Muhammad Nasir

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, ordered the Muslim Ummah to watch the crescent (moon) of Ramadan 1442AH from Monday.

Abubakar gave the directive on Sunday in a statement issued by Professor Sambo Junaidu, chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto.

“This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Monday April 12, which is equivalent to the 29th day of Sha’aban 1442AH, will be the day of the search for the new moon of Ramadan 1442AH.

“Muslims are therefore urged to start looking for the crescent moon on Monday and report its sighting to the nearest district or village chief for further communication to the sultan,” the statement said.

The Sultan prayed to Allah to help Muslims fulfill their religious duty.

Junaidu gave phone numbers that could be used directly to report the new moon sighting to the committee.

The numbers are 08037157100, 07067416900, 08066303077, 08036149757, 08035965322 and 08035945903.

The (NAN) reports that Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims around the world as a month for fasting, prayer, reflection and helping the needy. (NOPE)

(NAN)

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