The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has requested Muslims to start looking for the new moon of Dhu’l-Qidah 1439 AH from Friday July 13.


Prof. Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, quoted the Sultan as making the request in a statement on Thursday in Sokoto.


“This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Friday July 13, which is equivalent to 29th day of Shawwal 1439AH, shall be the day to look for the new moon of Zulki’ida.


“Muslims are, therefore, requested to start looking for the new moon on Friday and report its sighting to the nearest district or village head for onward communication to the Sultan,” it said.

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