Breaking: Muslims In Nigeria To Start Fasting On Thursday After Moon Sighting

A cross-section of Nigerian Pilgrims to Makkah, arriving for Hajj at Jeddah. Photo credit: AbdurRahman Balogun, NAN, 2011.


Muslims In Nigeria will start the observance of the holy month of fasting, Ramadan after the Moon was sighted on Thursday.

This was announced by the Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Muhammed Saad Abubakar.

Abubakar said the crescent for the commencement of the Ramadan fasting has been sighted.

In a broadcast on NTA on Wednesday night, the Sultan said Muslims in the country should commence fasting on Thursday, March 23.

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