As the annual fasting and prayers of the Muslim faithfuls is knocking at the door, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed the Muslim Ummah to keep eyes on the moon of Ramadan 1442AH from Monday.
Sultan of Sokooto in a statement released on Sunday gave the directive as the spiritual head of all Muslims faithful in Nigeria
The duly signed statement was issued by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto.
The statement reads “This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Monday, April 12, which is equivalent to the 29th day of Sha’aban 1442AH shall be the day to look for the new moon of Ramadan 1442AH.
“Muslim are therefore with this statement requested to start looking for the crescent moon on Monday and report its sighting to the nearest district or Village Head for onward communication to the Sultan”.
The Sultan urged Muslims to take the directive serious as he prayed Allah to assist Muslims in the discharge of their religious duty.