Sultan of Sokoto declares Saturday, May 27 as first Ramadan



The Sultan of Sokoto has declared Saturday, May 27, as 1st Ramadan
- He announced the sighting of the new moon in Sokoto, on Friday, May
26
- The Sultan stated that the reports of the sighting of the new moon
were received from Muslim leaders across the nation
- The beginning and end of Islamic months are determined by the
sighting of the new moon
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Saturday,
May 27, as 1st Ramadan, 1438 AH, signifying the commencement of the
annual long-month fast by Muslims.
The News Agency of Nigeria( NAN) reports that Abubakar announced the
sighting of the new moon in Sokoto, on Friday, in a broadcast.
Abubakar said that the new moon was sighted in various states of the
country including Kebbi, Lagos, Adamawa, Bauchi, Delta, Cross River and
Benue.
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Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, declares Saturday,
May 27 as first day of Ramadan fast
The Sultan stated that the reports of the sighting of the new moon were
received from Muslim leaders and organizations across the nation.
Abubakar further said that the reports were duly verified and authenticated
by the National Moon Sighting Committee.
He said that the sighting of the new moon of Ramadan also signified the
end of Sha’aban, 1438AH.
The Sultan, therefore, called on the Muslim ummah to commence fasting
accordingly.

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