JUST IN: Ramadan Fasting Begins on Monday as Sultan of Sokoko Announces Moon Sighting

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has announced the sighting of Ramadan crescent, which marks the beginning of Ramadan fasting in Nigeria.

The Sultan made the announcement on Sunday night in his palace in Sokoto.

The Sultan said that the new moon was sighted in different parts of the country by Muslim leaders and Islamic organisations in Nigeria.

He said, “After due verification and authentication by the National Moon Sighting Committee and states committees’ confirmation, as well as routine scrutiny, I hereby, announce the sighting of the new moon of Ramadan signifying the end of Sha’aban 1445 AH

”In accordance with Islamic law, Muslims are to commence fasting on Monday accordingly.”

The Sultan called Muslim faithfuls to devote themselves fully to the worship of Allah throughout the Holy Month, urging them to use the period to pray for the progress, peace and prosperity of Nigeria.


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