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Ramadan 2021: NSCIA Asks Muslims To Look Out For New Moon

The Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has advised Nigerians to look out for the new crescent(moon) of Ramadan 1442AH from Monday.

The president of NSCIA, Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar gave the directive on Sunday in a statement issued by Prof. Sambo Junnaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto.

“This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Monday, April 12, which is equivalent to the 29th day of Sha’aban 1442AH shall be the day to look for the new moon of Ramadan 1442AH.

“Muslim are, therefore, requested to start looking for the crescent moon on Monday and report its sighting to the nearest District or Village Head for onward communication to the Sultan,’’ the statement read.

The Sultan prayed Allah to assist Muslims in the discharge of their religious duty.

Junaidu gave telephone numbers that could be used directly to report the sighting of the new Ramadan crescent to the committee.

The numbers are 08037157100, 07067416900, 08066303077, 08036149757, 08035965322 and 08035945903.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calender observed by Muslims worldwide as a month for fasting , prayer , reflection and assisting the needy.

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