- Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar 111, the Sultan of Sokoto, has directed all Muslims to watch out for the new lunar month of Safar 1440 A.H.
- The Sultan urged residents to report its sighting to the nearest district or village head for onward communication
- Safar is the second month on the Islamic Calendar
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar 111, has directed Muslims in the country to watch out for the new lunar month of Safar 1440 A.H. from Tuesday, October 9.
Abubakar gave the directive in a statement by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the chairman of Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto on Monday, October 8, in Sokoto.
He said: “This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Tuesday Oct. 9, equivalent to 29th day of Muharram 1440A.H. shall be the day to look for the new moon of Safar 1440AH.
“Muslims are therefore requested to start looking for the new moon and report its sighting to the nearest district or village head for onward communication to the Sultan."
The Sultan prayed for Allah’s help for Muslims to discharge their religious obligations.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Safar is the second month on the Islamic Calendar.
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Amir was said to be driving at about 12 noon within Sokoto Airport Road, in an area called Bado, when the accident happened.
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