Sultan of Sokoto Sends Important Message to Nigerian Muslims About Sighting of New Moon

Sultan of Sokoto Sends Important Message to Nigerian Muslims About Sighting of New Moon

  • The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has notified Muslims in Nigeria about a sacred month in the Islamic calendar
  • The president-general of Nigeria of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs directed Muslims on what to do when they see the new moon
  • The religious leader made the call in a statement signed and released through the sultanate council in Sokoto

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Sokoto state - The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed Muslims in the country to look out for the new moon of Muharram 1443 AH from Sunday, August 8.

The Guardian reported that the Muslim leader gave the directive on Saturday, August 7, in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, chairman, advisory committee on religious affairs, sultanate council, Sokoto.

Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III
The President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has directed the Muslim Ummah to look out for the new moon of Muharram 1443 AH. Photo credit: @sultanatecouncill
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Muslims urged to report moon sighing

Abubakar, the president-general of Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), asked Muslims to report sighting of the new moon to the nearest district or village head for onward communication to the sultan.

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The religious leader according to Daily Trust prayed to Allah for Muslims to abide by the rules of the religion while discharging their duties

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Hijrah: Kano, Jigawa government declares Monday, August 9 work-free day

Earlier, in a bid to enable Muslim faithful commemorate the new Islamic calendar, Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has declared Monday, August 9, a work-free day.

This was announced in a statement by the state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba and shared on the official Facebook page of the governor.

Similarly, the Jigawa state government also declared Monday, August 9, as a public holiday to commemorate the Islamic New Year- Hijrah 1443 AH.

Alhaji Hussaini Kila, the state Head of the Civil Service, made this known in a statement on Saturday, August 7, in Dutse.

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Prominent Nigerian pastor wows many, recites Quranic verses fluently in new video

Meanwhile, Pastor Tunde Bakare, the Founder of the Latter Rain Assembly surprised many as he was seen reciting some Quranic verses during an interview with BBC Yoruba.

In the interview published on Tuesday, August 3, the respected pastor explained that he is from a strong Muslim family.

According to Pastor Bakare, his grandfather is the first Imam of Sodeke in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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