The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has announced Saturday, the 27th of May, as the 1st Ramadan, 1438 AH, indicating the beginning of the annual long-month fast by the Muslim brethren.
Sa’ad Abubakar III, in a broadcast on Friday in Sokoto made the announcement of sighting the new moon.
The Sultan stated that the new moon was sighted in different states of the country including Kebbi, Lagos, Adamawa, Benue states Bauchi, Delta and Cross River, the reports of the sighting of the new moon were received from Muslim leaders and organisations across the nation.
Abubakar said that the reports were duly certified and authenticated by the national moon sighting committee.
He said the sighting of the new moon of Ramadan also indicated the end of Sha’aban, 1438AH.
Calling on the Muslim faithful’s to immediately commence fasting, Abubakar also implored them to devote themselves fully to worship throughout the Holy month.
The Sultan ended by enjoining all Nigerians to continue to live peacefully with one another, irrespective of religious and tribal differences.
Ramadhan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and the month in which the Quran was revealed.
Happy Ramadan Kareem to our Muslim brothers and sisters.