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Sultan urges Nigerian Muslims to watch out for new moon

Rabi’ al-thani is the 4th month in the Islamic calendar.

• November 14, 2020
Sultan of Sokoto
Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III (Photo Credit: Nairametrics)

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has asked Muslim faithful to look out for the new moon of Rabi’ al-thani 1442AH from Sunday.

Mr. Abubakar made the request in a statement signed by Sambo Junaidu, chairman of the advisory committee on religious affairs to the sultanate council on Saturday.

“This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Sunday November 15, which is equivalent to 29th day of Rabi’ al-awwal 1442AH, shall be the day to look for the new moon of Rabi’ al-thani 1442AH.

“Muslim are, therefore, requested to start looking for the new moon on Sunday and report its sighting to the nearest district or village Head for onward communication to the Sultan,’’ Mr. Junaidu said.

The Sultan prayed Allah to help Muslims in the discharge of their religious duties.

Rabi’ al-thani is the 4th month in the Islamic calendar after the birth month of Prophet Muhammad. The month signifies practising no specific ritual as stated by the Shariah.

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