RAMADAN 1441 AH / ‘IDUL-FITR CELEBRATIONS : NSCIA felicitates with Muslims, enjoins them to look out for new moon

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The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar,in a statement signed by Deputy Secretary-General, NSCIA,Prof. Salisu Shehu has felicitated with the entire Muslim Ummah in Nigeria and all over the world on the 1441 AH Ramadan Fast.

The Council prayed that the Almighty Allah grant Muslims the opportunity to witness more of it on earth. Amin.

۞يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الْأَهِلَّةِۖ قُلْ هِيَ مَوَاقِيتُ لِلنَّاسِ وَالْحَجَّ
“They ask you, [O Muhammad], about the new moons. Say, “They are measurements of time for the people and for Hajj.”(Al-Baqarah 2: 189)
هُوَ الَّذِي جَعَلَ الشَّمْسَ ضِيَاءً وَالْقَمَرَ نُورًا وَقَدَّرَهُ مَنَازِلَ لِتَعْلَمُوا عَدَدَ السِّنِينَ وَالْحِسَابَۚ
“It is He who made the sun a shining light and the moon a derived light and determined for it phases – that you may know the number of years and account [of time].” (Yunus 10:5)
وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ اللَّيْلُ وَالنَّهَارُ وَالشَّمْسُ وَالْقَمَرُۚ لَا تَسْجُدُوا لِلشَّمْسِ وَلَا لِلْقَمَرِ وَاسْجُدُوا لِلَّهِ الَّذِي خَلَقَهُنَّ إِن كُنتُمْ إِيَّاهُ تَعْبُدُونَ
“And of His signs are the night and day and the sun and moon. Do not prostrate to the sun or to the moon, but prostate to Allah, who created them, if it should be Him that you worship.” (Fusilat 41:37)

Following the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), Friday, 22nd May, 2020(G) which is equivalent to 29th Ramadan, 1441 AH is the first day to look for the Crescent of Shawwal, 1441 AH.

However, on that day, the moon will set few minutes before the sun which makes the sighting of the crescent practically impossible.

Nonetheless, the President-General, in compliance with the Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW), enjoined the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Shawwal 1441 AH immediately after sunset on Friday, 22nd May, 2020 equivalent to 29th Ramadan, 1441 AH.

Muslims all over the country are hereby enjoined to be on the lookout for the announcement by His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the termination of this year’s Ramadan fast.

In addition to established and traditional Islamic leaders in each locality, members of the National Moon Sighting Committee who can be contacted to report credible positive sighting of the Shawwal crescent are as follows:

S/N
NAME
PHONE NO.
E-MAIL

1.Sheikh Dahir Bauchi
08036121311
Sayyadibashir26@yahoo.com

2.Sheikh Karibullah Kabara
08035537382
malamkabara@yahoo.com

3.Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrin
08033140010
simwaljibril@yahoo.com

4.Sheikh Salihu Yaaqub
07032558231
Salihumy11@hotmail.com.com

5.Mal. Jafar Abubakar
08020878075
Jaafaraa1434@gmail.com

6.Alh. Abdullahi Umar
08037020607
waziringwandu@yahoo.com

7.Prof. J.M. Kaura
08067050641
Jmkaura56@yahoo.com

8.Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar
08036509363
Baumar277@gmail.com

9.Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Al-Ilory
08029032575
habibelilory@ymail.com

10.Ustaz Nurudeen Ibrahim
08027091623
Nurudeen.a.o.ibrahim@gmail.com

11.Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen
08035740333
muhammadrabiusalahudeen@gmail.com

12.Sheikh Abdur-Razzaq Ishola
08023864448
08051111063
hustaz@yahoo.com
sheikh@al@abrartravels.com

13.Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke
08035050804
jentleasad@yahoo.com

14.Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje
08028327463
08057752980
Ganiy.agbaje@nasrda.gov.ng
gagbaje@yahoo.co.uk

15.Gafar M. Kuforiji
08033545208
kuforijiabdulwasiu@gmail.com

16.Prof. Usman El-Nafaty
08062870892
elnafaty@gmail.com

17.Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salihu
08038522693
zubairusalisu@yahoo.com

18.Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku
0805 7041968
udukku@yahoo.com

19.Imam Manu
Muhammad
08036999841
limaminmisau@gmail.com

20.Qadee Ahamad Bobboy
08035914285
adamawaemiratecouncil@yahoo.com

21.Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseni
08033574431
oseni@unilorin.edu.ng
wazzioseni@gmail.com

22.Nurudeen Asunogie D.
08033533012
hamdallah1999@yahoo.com

23.Sheikh Bala Lau
08037008805
08052426880
balalaujibwisnigeria@gmail.com

24.Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir
08065687545
ustaznasirabdulmuhyi@yahoo.com

25.Sheikh AbdurRahman Ahmad
08023141752
aahmadimam@yahoo.co.uk

26.Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen
08055322087
crescentgroup2000@gmail.com

27.Sheikh Lukman Abdallah
08052242252
abuyatamaa@gmail.com

28.Sheikh Sulaiman Gumi
08033139153
ssgummi@gmail.com

29.Sheikh Adam Idoko
08036759892
imamidoko@gmail.com

30.Alh. Yusuf Nwoha
08030966956
08026032997
yusufnwoha@gmail.com

31.Alh. AbdulBariu Kareem
09096369117
Donbru11@yahoo.com

32.Prof. Kamil K. Oloso
08023098661
kkoloso@yahoo.com

33.Malam Usman Mahmud
08034540120
turjajawaizu@gmail.com

34.Malam Yahaya Boyi
08030413634
sultanofsokoto@yahoo.co.uk

35.Ustaz Mukail Abdurraheem

08099370109
mikailabdurraheem@gmail.com

36.Prof. Sambo Wali Junaidu
08037157100
sultanofsokoto@yaho.co.uk

While reminding the Ummah of the necessity of paying Zakatul-Fitri with the intention of lifting the hearts of the indigent members of the community, the Council urged all to ensure its delivery to the appropriate recipients (i.e. the poor) and guard against its diversion by any agent or intermediary.

NSCIA further requested all media houses in the country are to kindly publicise the awaited announcement by His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto

‘Id Mubarak in advance!

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