Ramadan: Sultan urges Muslims to look out for new moon on May 26

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar 111 has urged Muslims to look for moon on Friday – Sighting of moon always signal the commencement of Rammadan

He urged Muslims to report the sighting of the new moon to the sultanate through the numbers given out by the council

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar 111, has urged Muslims in the country to be on the lookout for the new moon for the month of Ramadan on May 26.

We gathered that Sambo Wali, the chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, made the call in a statement in Sokoto on Thursday May 25.

“This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Friday, May 26, 2017, is equivalent to 29th day of Sha’aban 1438 AH and shall be the day to look for the new moon of Ramadan 1438 AH,” he said.

“Muslims are, therefore, requested to start looking for the new moon of Ramadan, 1438 AH on Friday May 26.

“They should report its sighting to the nearest District or Village Head, for onward communication to the Sultan.”

He urged Muslims to report the sighting of the new moon to the sultan on the following numbers: 0803-715-7100, 0706-741-6900, 0806-630-3077, 0806-548-0405, 0803-595-7392, 0803-596-5322 and 0803-614-9767. (NAN).

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