Muslims across the country have been advised to look out for the new moon of Ramadan today. Ramadan is the sacred month in the Islamic calendar in which Muslims across the world observe a month-long fasting as one of the fundamental pillars of the faith. It is also a month in which they strive to uphold the virtues and teachings of the prophet (SAW) through increased moral acts, sacrifice and dedication as well as charity to the poor and needy.
A statement yesterday from the Sultanate Council, Sokoto by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Professor Sambo Wali Junaidu, said: “This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Sunday 5th June, 2016 which is equivalent to 29th day of Sha’aban 1437AH shall be the day to look for the new moon of Ramadan of 1437AH.
“Muslims are therefore requested to start looking for the new moon of Ramadan 1437AH on Sunday and report it’s sighting to the nearest District or Village Head for onward communication to His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III.”