RAMADAN 1442 A.H: Sultan urges Muslims to look out for new moon

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The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), in a release signed by Director of Administration,Arc. Zubairu Haruna Usman-Ugwu on behalf NSCIA President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has felicitated with the entire Muslim Ummah on the auspicious occasion of the forthcoming Ramadan, 1442 A.H.


The statement read in part :


“The Council prays that Allah spares our lives to this and many more Ramadans on the surface of the earth and give us the ability to carry out good deeds as much as possible because of the multiplicity of its virtues and the blessings of Allah in the Month.


“In the same vein, the Council enjoins all Muslims to be prayerful unto Allah, especially in this Month, (Ramadan), to help our Nation and the world in general and our leaders in particular to be able to overcome the current C0vid-19 pandemic and the various extant and palpable security challenges.

“Also, Council wishes to advise Muslims in the country that as they await the announcement for the commencement of the Ramadan fast, we should be vigilant and take extra security and health-measures to protect ourselves, loved ones and neighbours.

“Consequent upon the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), the President-General enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Ramadan 1442 AH immediately after sunset on Monday, April 12, 2021, which is equivalent to 29th Sha’aban 1442 AH.

“If the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, then His Eminence would declare Tuesday, April 13, 2021 as the first day of Ramadan 1442 AH. If, however, the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Wednesday, April 14, 2021, automatically becomes the first of Ramadan, 1442 AH.  At the same time, His Eminence also directs the Muslim Ummah to practice social distancing when looking out for the crescent. All Covid-19 protocols should be observed. I’tikaf should still be put on hold while strict observance of all Covid-19 protocols including avoiding lengthy or crowded sessions should be observed.

“The Council hereby enjoins the Muslims all over the Country to be on the lookout for the announcement of His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the commencement of the 1442 AH Ramadan fast. The announcement will be made on Monday evening.

In addition to the established and traditional Islamic leaders in each locality, the following members of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC) can be contacted to report credible and positive sighting of the Crescent of Ramadan.

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 Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen 08035740333 muhammadrabiusalahudeen@gmail.com
10 Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke 08035050804 jentleasad@yahoo.com
11 Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje 08028327463




12 Gafar M. Kuforiji 08033545208 kuforijiabdulwasiu@gmail.com
13 Prof. Usman El-Nafaty 08062870892 elnafaty@gmail.com
14 Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salihu 08038522693 zubairusalisu@yahoo.com
15 Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku 0805 7041968 udukku@yahoo.com
16 Imam Manu


08036999841 limaminmisau@gmail.com
17 Qadee Ahamad Bobboy 08035914285 adamawaemiratecouncil@yahoo.com
18 Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseni 08033574431 oseni@unilorin.edu.ng


19 Nurudeen Asunogie D. 08033533012 hamdallah1999@yahoo.com
20 Sheikh  Bala Lau 08037008805


21 Sheikh  Sani Yahaya Jingir 08065687545 ustaznasirabdulmuhyi@yahoo.com
22 Sheikh  AbdurRahman Ahmad 08023141752 aahmadimam@yahoo.co.uk
23 Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen 08055322087 crescentgroup2000@gmail.com 
24 Sheikh  Lukman Abdallah 08052242252 abuyatamaa@gmail.com
25 Sheikh  Sulaiman Gumi 08033139153 ssgummi@gmail.com
26 Sheikh Adam Idoko 08036759892 imamidoko@gmail.com
27 Alh. Yusuf Nwoha 08030966956


28 Alh. AbdulBariu Kareem 09096369117 Donbru11@yahoo.com
29 Prof. Kamil K. Oloso 08023098661 kkoloso@yahoo.com
30 Malam Usman Mahmud 08034540120 turjajawaizu@gmail.com
31 Malam Yahaya Boyi 08030413634 sultanofsokoto@yahoo.co.uk
32 Ustaz Mukail Abdurraheem 08099370109 mikailabdurraheem@gmail.com
33 Prof. Sambo Wali Junaidu 08037157100 sultanofsokoto@yaho.co.u

The month of Ramadan (is that) in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). “So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. present at his home), he must observe fasting that month”… (Q. Al-Baqarah 2:185)

“We wish all Nigerian Muslims and their counterparts all over the world happy Ramadan in advance”.

“Allahuma Baligna Ramadan! Amin”

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