By Sylvanus Okpe
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has asked the Muslim Ummah to search for the new moon of Sha’aban 1441AH as from Tuesday, March 24.
The was disclosed via a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, and issued to newsmen on Monday in Sokoto.
“This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Tuesday, March 24, which is equivalent to 29th day of Rajab 1441AH, shall be the day to look for the new moon of Sha’aban 1441AH.
“Muslims are, therefore, requested to start looking for the new moon and report its sighting to the nearest District or Village Head for onward communication to the Sultan,” it said. Sha’aban is the eight month in the Islamic calendar which come before the compulsory fasting month of Ramadan.
The Sultan also prayed for Allah’s help as Muslims move to discharge of their religious duties following the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus in Nigeria.