Friday, 20 July 2012

Muslims across the
country are expected to join
other faithful across the
world to begin this year
Ramadan fasting today.
Already, the Sultan of Sokoto
and President-General of the
Nigerian Supreme Council for
Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Alhaji
Mohammed Abubakar Sa’ad,
has urged Muslims who sight
the new moon of Ramadan
to communicate to relevant
authorities immediately for
the commencement of the
Muslims are mandated to fast
in the month of Ramadan for
either 29 or 30 days
depending on the sighting of
the moon.
In a statement made
available to Vanguard, the
Sultan asked Muslims to look
out for the moon from
Thursday, July 19, being the
29th day of Sha’aban
1433AH for the
commencement of Ramadan
The statement stated, “In
accordance with this
Prophetic Tradition,
Thursday July 19, being the
29th day of Sha’aban
1433AH, Members of the
National and State Moon-
Sighting Committees as well
as other Nigerian Muslims
should look for the new
Crescent of Ramadan month.
If the moon is sighted on
that day, the under-listed
Leaders should be
communicated immediately:
Apart from the Sultan who
can be reached on
08036470422 according the
statement, other prominent
Nigerians that can be
reached include the Secretary
General of the Council, Dr.
Abdulateef Adegbite on
Others are the Emir of Kano,
Emir of Bauchi, the Lamido
of Adamawa , the Olukare of
Ikare, Timi of Ede ,the Emir of
Katsina, the Emir of Zazzau,
the Emir of Ilorin.
Others are the Oba of Lagos,
the Oba of Agbede in Edo
state ,the Emir of Wase, Chief
Imam ofIbadan, Imam of
Osogbo , Chief Imam of
Egba and Emir of
Kazaure among others.
Meanwhile, three deputy
imams were yesterday
appointed for the National
Mosque Abuja by the
Nigerian Supreme Council of
Islamic Affairs (NSCIA).
The three newly appointed
Imams will work with Ustaz
Musa Mohammed, whose
appointment was also
ratified by the Mosque
management committee.
NSCIA, who also oversees
the management of the
National Mosque, said that
the step was taken to make
worship in the national
mosque more thorough and
The statement was made
public by the National Legal
Officer, Alhaji Murtala Aminu,
who represented the Sultan
and the Council Secretary.

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