Ramadan: Sultan tells Muslims when to look for new moon


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has told the Muslim Ummah to be on the lookout for the crescent (moon) of Ramadan 1442AH from Monday.

Abubakar said this on Sunday in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, who is the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto.

“This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Monday, April 12, which is equivalent to the 29th day of Sha’aban 1442AH shall be the day to look for the new moon of Ramadan 1442AH,” the statement read in part.

It also advised Muslims to “report its sighting to the nearest District or Village Head for onward communication to the Sultan.”

The Sultan also called on Allah to assist Muslims in the discharge of their religious duties.