Sultan confirms sighting of moon

The Sultanate has confirmed sightings of the Crescent moon. It was confirmed by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar, on its Twitter page, @moonsightingng, yesterday evening.

The tweet reads: “The Sultanate has confirmed a single sighting claim and His Eminence the Sultan, will soon make an announcement. Ramadan Mubarak.”

He declared today as first day of Ramadan 1445 AH, marking start of the fast.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar in which Muslims observe one month fast.

Abubakar, speaking in Sokoto, said this followed reports of sighting of the moon, signalling end of Shaaban 1445 AH.

“Upon verification by states and national moon sighting committees, this signifies end of Sha’aban 1445AH.

He called on Muslims to pray for leaders and the country and dedicate the period to worshipping Allah.



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