The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III have directed Muslims to look out for the crescent (moon) of Ramadan 1442AH from Monday April 12.
This was contained in a statement issued by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto on Sunday April 11, saying the Sultan said Muslims should report its sighting to the nearest District or Village Head for onward communication to the Sultan.
The statement read;
“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.
“Muslim are, therefore, requested to start looking for the crescent moon on Monday and report its sighting to the nearest District or Village Head for onward communication to the Sultan.”
Junaidu gave telephone numbers that could be used directly to report the sighting of the new moon to the committee. The numbers are 08037157100, 07067416900, 08066303077, 08036149757, 08035965322 and 08035945903.