The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has felicitated with the entire Muslim Ummah on the auspicious occasion of the forthcoming Ramadan, 1439 A.H.
The Council prayed that Allah grant the Ummah the opportunity to maximise the benefits and blessings of the Holy Month.
“Following the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), the President-General enjoined the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Ramadan 1439 AH immediately after sunset on Wednesday, 16th May, 2018 equivalent to 29th Sha’aban 1439 AH.
“If the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, His Eminence would declare Thursday, 17th May, 2017 as the first day of Ramadan. If, however, the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Friday, 18th May, 2018 automatically becomes the first of Ramadan, 1439 AH.
“The Council hereby enjoins the Muslims all over the Country to be on the lookout for the announcement of His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the commencement of the 1439 AH Ramadan fast.
“In addition to the established and traditional Islamic leaders in each locality, members of the (NMSC) can be contacted for information and clarification.
“We wish all Nigerian Muslims and their counterparts all over the world happy Ramadan in advance,” signed by Prof. Salisu Shehu