The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Sunday, declared that Ramadan fasting begins tomorrow.
Recall that the Sultan of Sokoto on Saturday, called on Muslims to look for the new moon of Ramadan 1440A.H.
The secretary-general of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Ishaq Oloyede, told PREMIUM TIMES that the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, who heads the council, will formally make the announcement later tonight.
The sighting of the moon indicates the commencement of Ramadan for Muslims globally.
Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto.
Junaidu said “this is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Sunday, May 5, which is equivalent to 29 day of Sha’aban 1440A.H., shall be the day to look for the new moon of Ramadan 1440A.H.
“Muslims are, therefore, requested to start looking for the new moon of Ramadan 1440AH on Sunday and report its sighting to the nearest district or village head for onward communication to the Sultan.
The monarch prayed to Allah to help religious leaders and all Muslims in the discharge of their religious duties.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar in which the Muslim conduct the compulsory full month fasting.