Following the non-sighting of the new moon yesterday, Muslims in Nigeria have been asked to complete the 30 days of Sha’ban today and begin the 1434 A.H Ramadan tomorrow, Wednesday.
The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar made the declaration yesterday, while speaking with Vanguard in Sokoto.
The sighting of the moon for the commencement of the month of Ramadan is the traditional starting point ordained by Allah in the Holy Qur’an.
The Sultan said: “It is correct to say that since the new moon has not been sighted anywhere till now, Muslim should complete Sha’ban tomorrow (today) and begin fast on Wednesday July 10.”
By this development, the 1434 A.H commences tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the chief Imam of Ikorodu Division, Sheikh Seifudeen Olowooribi urged Muslims in the country to use the Ramadan period to pray for peace in all regions of the country.
Imam Olowooribi added that fasting Muslims can positively affect the insecurity situation in the country through their fervent prayers in the holy month.