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Sultan urges Muslims to look out for new moon of Sha’aban

Mr Abubakar made the call on Sunday in Sokoto in a statement by Sambo Junaidu, the chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs Sultanate Council, Sokoto.

• February 19, 2023
The Sultan of Sokoto
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III

Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto and president general of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has directed Muslims to look out for the new moon of Sha’aban 1444 AH from Monday.

Mr Abubakar made the call on Sunday in Sokoto in a statement by Sambo Junaidu, the chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs Sultanate Council, Sokoto.

“This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Monday, February 20, 2023, which is equivalent to 29th day of Rajab 1444 AH shall be the day to look for the crescent of Sha’aban 1444 AH.

“Muslims are therefore requested to start looking for the new moon of Sha’aban on Monday and report its sighting to the nearest District or Village Head for onward communication to the Sultan,” the statement partly read.

The Sultan further prayed Allah to help Muslims discharge their religious duty. 

(NAN)

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