- 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
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.
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.
The religious leader according to Daily Trust prayed to Allah for Muslims to abide by the rules of the religion while discharging their duties
Hijrah: Kano, Jigawa government declares Monday, August 9 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.
Prominent Nigerian pastor wows many, recites Quranic verses fluently in new video
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.