- The Sultan of Sokoto has called on all Muslim faithful to look out for the new moon of Jumada al-Thani 1443AH
- The announcement by the Sultan was shared in a statement released by the chairman of the advisory committee on religious affairs, Sultanate council
- According to the statement by the Sultanate Council, a lookout for the new moon shall begin on Monday, January 3
Muslims across the country have been directed to look out for the moon of Jumada al-Thani 1443 AH.
The directive was given to the Muslims by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III who doubles as the president-general of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA).
Premium Times reports that the Sultan in a statement signed by the chairman of the advisory committee on religious affairs, Sultanate council, Sambo Junaidu said all Muslim Ummah should know that Monday, January 3, 2022, which is equivalent to the 29th day of Jumada al-Awwal 1443AH shall be the day to look out for the new moon of Jumada al-Thani 1443AH.
Junaid said, for this reason, Muslims are expected to start looking out for the new moon on Monday, January 3.
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The Punch reports that Junaid also urged anyone who sights the moon to make a report to the nearest district or village head for onward communication to the Sultan.
He added that the Sultan also prayed to Allah to assist the Muslim Ummah in the discharge of their religious duties especially at Jumada al-Thani which is the sixth month of the lunar-based Islamic calendar.
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The Sultan of Sokoto had declared that things are not going on well with Nigeria as a country and her people.
The Sultan of Sokoto made this disclosure following the security situation in various regions of the country.
However, the traditional ruler says he is happy because the National Assembly has recognised this.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Sultan had made an urgent appeal to Nigerians amid the rising challenges the country is facing.
According to His Eminence, God knew what he was doing when he created Nigerians as an entity.
The traditional ruler maintained that those who are using religion to sow the seed of discord would fail in their quest.