The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has urged Muslims in the country to be on the look out for the crescent heralding the month of Ramadan on Friday evening.
Ramadan is the 9th out of the 12 months of the Islamic faith and it is for observing fast.
The NSCIA under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, in a statement issued on Thursday felicitated Nigerian Muslim Ummah on the auspicious occasion of the forthcoming 1443 AH Ramadan Fast.
“The Council prays that Allah spares the lives of every Muslim to participate in the ibaadah exercise and to maximize the benefits therein.
“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 1443 AH immediately after sunset on Friday, April 1st, 2022, which is equivalent to 29th Sha’aban 1443 AH.
“If the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, then His Eminence would declare Saturday, 2nd April 2022 as the first day of Ramadan 1443 AH. If, however, the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Sunday, 3rd April 2022, automatically becomes the first of Ramadan, 1443 AH.”