Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has declared Saturday as the main day of Ramadan 1443 AH in Nigeria.
Abubakar announced the sighting of the unusual crescent in Sokoto on Friday in a radio and television broadcast.
He said the unusual moon of Ramadan became sighted in diversified aspects of the country and that reviews of the moon sighting had been got from Muslim leaders and Organisations all over the country.
“After due verification and authentication by the national moon sighting committee and states committees’ confirmation, as successfully as routine scrutiny, I hereby grunt the sighting of the unusual moon of Ramadan signifies the tip of Sha’aban 1443 AH.
”In accordance to Islamic law, Muslim Ummah are to originate fasting on Saturday accordingly,” he said.
The Sultan enjoined Muslim faithful to commit themselves fully to the admire of Allah someday of the holy month, urging them to make express of the interval to pray for the growth, peace and prosperity of the nation.
He called for sustained prayers for leaders to enable them lead the country to prosperity, whereas tantalizing to the leaders to continually fright Allah of their collective tasks.
“We further name on Nigerians to continue to are living peacefully with each other irrespective of non secular and tribal distinction,” he added.
Abubakar further told wealthy folks to befriend the miserable and stressed the necessity for increased non secular tolerance and brotherhood in Nigeria.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, noticed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and neighborhood.
Fasting from spoil of day to sunset in the month of Ramadan is primary for all grownup Muslims who aren’t acutely or chronically sick, travelling, aged, breastfeeding, diabetic, or menstruating.
The non secular rewards of fasting are believed to be multiplied throughout Ramadan, he added.