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The leader of the Muslims in Nigeria, Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged the faithful to look for the new Moon of Shawwal – the month after ramadan on Saturday, June 24.
The Sultan made the call in a statement signed by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, Prof. Sambo Wali on Thursday and obtained by THE PRECISION.
”This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Saturday, June 24, which is equivalent to 29th day of Ramadan, 1438 AH, shall be the day to look for the new Moon of Shawwal, 1438 AH.
”Muslims are therefore requested to start looking for the new moon of Shawwal, 1438 AH, Saturday.
”They should report its sighting to the nearest District of Village Head, for onward communication to the Sultan,” he said.
The sultan urged the Muslim Ummah to report the sighting of the new moon to the sultanate council on these dedicated numbers:
0803-715-7100, 0706-741-6900, 0806-630-3077, 0806-548-0405, 0803-595-7392, 0803-596-5322 and 0803-614-9767.
When the new moon is not sighted on the 29th of ramadan, the believers will automatically count the month to be 30 days following which the day of eid – festivity will be observed.