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Sultan asks Muslims to begin searching for moon on Wednesday

FELICITATION AND MOONSIGHTING FOR RAMADAN 1439 A.H.

The month of Ramadan (is that) in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. present at his home), he must observe fasting that month… (Q. Al-Baqarah 2:185).

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, felicitates with the entire Muslim Ummah on the auspicious occasion of the forthcoming Ramadan, 1439 A.H.

The Council prays that Allah grant the Ummah the opportunity to maximise the benefits and blessings of the Holy Month.

Following the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), the President-General enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Ramadan 1439 AH immediately after sunset on Wednesday, 16th May, 2018 equivalent to 29th Sha’aban 1439 AH. If the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, His Eminence would declare Thursday, 17th May, 2017 as the first day of Ramadan.

If, however, the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Friday, 18th May, 2018 automatically becomes the first of Ramadan, 1439 AH.

The Council hereby enjoins the Muslims all over the Country to be on the lookout for the announcement of His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the commencement of the 1439 AH Ramadan fast.

In addition to the established and traditional Islamic leaders in each locality, members of the (NMSC) who can be contacted for information and clarification are as follows:

1
Sheikh Tahir Bauchi
08032103733
08033058201
Sayyadibashir26@yahoo.com
Usmanusman9280@gmail.com

2
Sheikh Karibullah Kabara
08035537382

3
Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrin
08033140010
simwaljibril@yahoo.com

4
Sheikh Salihu Yaaqub
07032558231
Salihumy11@yahoo.com

5
Mal. Jafar Abubakar
08020878075
jaafaraabubakar@yahoo.com

6
Alh. Abdullahi Umar
08037020607
waziringwandu@yahoo.com

7
Prof. J.M. Kaura
08067050641
Jmkaura56@yahoo.com

8
Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar
08036509363
Baumar277@gmail.com

9
Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Al-Ilory
08023126335
habibelilory@ymail.com

10
Sheikh Jamiu Kewulere
08033881335
pgsouthwest85@gmail.com

11
Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen
08035740333
muhammadrabiusalahudeen@gmail.com

12
Sheikh Abdur-Razzaq Ishola
08023864448
08051111063
hustaz@yahoo.com
sheikh@al@abrartravels.com

13
Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke
08035050804
jentleasad@yahoo.com

14
Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje
08028327463
08057752980
Ganiy.agbaje@nasrda.gov.ng
gagbaje@yahoo.co.uk

15
Gafar M. Kuforiji
08033545208
kuforijiabdulwasiu@gmail.com

16
Prof. Usman El-Nafaty
08062870892
elnafaty@gmail.com

17
Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salisu
08038522693
zubairusalisu@yahoo.com

18
Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku
0805 704 1968
udukku@yahoo.com

19
Imam Manu
Muhammad
08036999841
limaminmisau@gmail.com

20
Chief Imam of Yola Central Mosque
08035914285

21
Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseni
08033574431
oseni@unilorin.edu.ng
wazzioseni@gmail.com

22
Nurudeen Asunogie D.
08033533012
hamdallah1999@yahoo.com

23
Sheikh Bala Lau
08037008805
08052426880
balalaujibwisnigeria@gmail.com

24
Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir
08065687545

25
Muhammad Nasir AbdulMuhyi
08065687545
08024333381
ustaznasirabdulmuhyi@yahoo.com

26
Sheikh AbdurRahman Ahmad
08023141752
aahmadimam@yahoo.co.uk

27
Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen
07032558231
info@bmics.com

28
Sheikh Lukman Abdallah
08037861132

29
Sheikh Sulaiman Gumi
08033139153
ssgummi@gmail.com

30
Sheikh Adam Idoko
08036759892
imamcentral@yahoo.com

31
Alh. Yusuf Nwoha
08030966956
08026032997
yusufnwoha@gmail.com

We wish all Nigerian Muslims and their counterparts all over the world happy Ramadan in advance.

Allahuma Baligna Ramadan! Amin

Signed
Prof. Salisu Shehu
Deputy Secretary-General

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