Ramadan Begins Today, Says Sultan

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THE Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar on Thursday announced the sighting of the moon.

The president of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) said this in an announcement made on an NTA live broadcast.

He therefore called all Muslims to commence the Ramadan Fast on Friday.

In a live broadcast on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), the Sultan said: “In accordance with the Islamic law, today Thursday, April 23 marks the end of Sha’ban. Based on the reliable reports on moon sighting that were received from Muslim leaders and organisations across the country which were duly verified and authenticated by us, the states and the National Moon Sighting Committee, Friday, April 24 becomes the first day of Ramadan 1441A.H.

“We, therefore, call on all Muslim brothers and sisters to commence fasting accordingly.”

The Sultans asked all Muslims to live in peace with all persons and also abide by the teachings of Islam through the period of Ramadan and beyond.

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