End of Ramadan: Sultan asks Muslims to look out for new moon

End of Ramadan: Sultan asks Muslims to look out for new moon

- Nigerian Muslims have been asked to look out for the new moon which will signify the end of the Ramadan fast

- The Sultan of Sokoto prayed that the Almighty Allah accept all prayers from the Muslims as an act of Ibadah

- Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III also released contacts of members of the new moon sighting committee

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Sunday, June 2, called on all Nigerian Muslims to watch out for the new moon which signifies the end of the 2019 Ramadan fast.

The Sultan who is also the leader of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), felicitates with the entire Muslim Ummah in Nigeria and all over the world on this year’s Ramadan fast.

A statement by the council says the Sultan prays that the Almighty Allah accept all prayers from the Muslims as an act of Ibadah.

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The statement said: "Following the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), the President-General enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Shawwal 1440 AH immediately after sunset on Monday, June 3, 2019 equivalent to Ramadan 29, 1440 AH."

It also said that if the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, His Eminence would declare Tuesday, June 4, 2019 as the first day of Shawwal and the day of ‘idul fitr.

However, if the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 automatically becomes the first day of Shawwal, 1440 AH and the day of ‘idul fitr.

"Muslims all over the country are hereby enjoined to be on the lookout for the directive of His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the termination of this year’s Ramadan fast," the statement added.

Also, the council released contacts of the already established and traditional Islamic leaders in each locality which included members of the national moon sighting committee.

These members, the statement said can be contacted once the moon is sighted.

"While reminding the Ummah of the necessity of paying Zakatul-Fitri with the intention of lifting the hearts of the indigent members of the community, the Council urges all to ensure its delivery to the appropriate recipients (i.e. the poor) and guard against its diversion by any agent or intermediary," the statement said.

Contact of members of the national moon sighting committee:

1. Sheikh Dahir Bauchi - 08036121311 - sayyadibashir26@yahoo.com

2. Sheikh Karibullah Kabara - 08035537382 - malamkabara@yahoo.com

3. Mallam Simwal Usman Jibrin - 08033140010 - simwaljibril@yahoo.com

4. Sheikh Salihu Yaaqub - 07032558231 - Salihumy11@hotmail.com.com

5. Mallam Jafar Abubakar - 08020878075 - Jaafaraa1434@gmail.com

6. Alhaji Abdullahi Umar - 08037020607 - waziringwandu@yahoo.com

7. Professor J.M. Kaura - 08067050641 - jmkaura56@yahoo.com

8 Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar - 08036509363 - baumar277@gmail.com

9. Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Al-Ilory - 08029032575 - habibelilory@ymail.com

10. Ustaz Nurudeen Ibrahim - 08027091623 - nurudeen.a.o.ibrahim@gmail.com

11. Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen - 08035740333 muhammadrabiusalahudeen@gmail.com

12. Sheikh Abdur-Razzaq Ishola - 08023864448, 08051111063 - hustaz@yahoo.com sheikh@al@abrartravels.com

13. Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke - 08035050804 - jentleasad@yahoo.com

14. Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje - 08028327463, 08057752980 - ganiy.agbaje@nasrda.gov.ng gagbaje@yahoo.co.uk

15. Gafar M. Kuforiji - 08033545208 - kuforijiabdulwasiu@gmail.com

16. Professor Usman El-Nafaty - 08062870892 - elnafaty@gmail.com

17. Mallam Ibrahim Zubairu Salisu - 08038522693 - zubairusalisu@yahoo.com

18. Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku - 0805 7041968 - udukku@yahoo.com

19. Imam Manu Muhammad - 08036999841 - limaminmisau@gmail.com

20. Qadee Ahamad Bobboy 08035914285 - adamawaemiratecouncil@yahoo.com

21. Professor Z. I. Oboh Oseni - 08033574431 - oseni@unilorin.edu.ng, wazzioseni@gmail.com

22. Nurudeen Asunogie D. - 08033533012 - hamdallah1999@yahoo.com

23. Sheikh Bala Lau - 08037008805, 08052426880 - balalaujibwisnigeria@gmail.com

24. Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir - 08065687545 - ustaznasirabdulmuhyi@yahoo.com

25. Sheikh AbdurRahman Ahmad - 08023141752 - aahmadimam@yahoo.co.uk

26. Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen - 08055322087 - crescentgroup2000@gmail.com

27. Sheikh Lukman Abdallah - 08052242252 - abuyatamaa@gmail.com

28. Sheikh Sulaiman Gumi - 08033139153 - ssgummi@gmail.com

29. Sheikh Adam Idoko - 08036759892 - imamidoko@gmail.com

30. Alhaji Yusuf Nwoha - 08030966956, 08026032997 - yusufnwoha@gmail.com

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Sultan had declared Monday, May 6, as the first day of Ramadan, 1440 AH which marks the commencement of the Ramadan fast by the Muslims across the country.

Making the announcement in his palace in Sokoto, Abubakar said the commencement of the fast followed reports of sighting of the moon across various states of the federation which marked the end of the month of Shaaban 1440 AH.

Also, the secretary-general of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Ishaq Oloyede had said the Sultan, who heads the council, will make a formal announcement later tonight, Sunday, May 5.

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