Sultan Announces Commencement Of Ramadan…
Written by tobi adejare on April 24, 2020
The crescent moon heralding the Islamic month of Ramadan has been sighted in several states.
The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, made the announcement Thursday.
The Sultan said the crescent was sighted by Muslims of impeccable character in several states of the federation hence, Friday, April 24, 2020, is declared Ramadan 1, 1441 A.H
The sighting of the moon is a practice for the commencement of Ramadan for Muslims globally. Earlier, several countries including Saudi Arabia had announced the sighting of the moon and had declared same Friday April 24, 2020 as beginning of Ramadan 1441 A.H.
The Sultan also directed the Muslim Ummah to comply with the social distancing rule at all times.
Observance of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and it is a special period for intense devotion of fasting and prayers.