Ramadan Fast: Islamic Ummah may start fasting on Wednesday after the moon sighting

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As millions of Muslim Ummah around the world anxiously waiting for this year’s Ramadan Fast,the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, felicitates with the entire Muslim Ummah on the auspicious occasion of the forthcoming Ramadan, 1439 A.H.

In an official statement by National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), advicing the muslim,the President-General enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Ramadan 1439 AH immediately after sunset on Wednesday, 16th May, 2018 equivalent to 29th Sha’aban 1439 AH. If the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, His Eminence would declare Thursday, 17th May, 2017 as the first day of Ramadan. If, however, the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Friday, 18th May, 2018 automatically becomes the first of Ramadan, 1439 AH.

“The Council hereby enjoins the Muslims all over the Country to be on the lookout for the announcement of His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the commencement of the 1439 AH Ramadan fast.”

In addition to the established and traditional Islamic leaders in each locality, members of the (NMSC) who can be contacted for information and clarification are as follows:
1 Sheikh Tahir Bauchi 08032103733
2 Sheikh Karibullah Kabara 08035537382
3 Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrin 08033140010
4 Sheikh Salihu Yaaqub 07032558231
5 Mal. Jafar Abubakar 08020878075
6 Alh. Abdullahi Umar 08037020607
7 Prof. J.M. Kaura 08067050641
8 Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar 08036509363
9 Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Al-Ilory 08023126335
10 Sheikh Jamiu Kewulere 08033881335
11 Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen 08035740333
12 Sheikh Abdur-Razzaq Ishola 08023864448
13 Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke 08035050804
14 Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje 08028327463
15 Gafar M. Kuforiji 08033545208
16 Prof. Usman El-Nafaty 08062870892
17 Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salisu 08038522693
18 Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku 0805 704 1968
19 Imam Manu
Muhammad 08036999841
20 Chief Imam of Yola Central Mosque 08035914285
21 Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseni 08033574431
22 Nurudeen Asunogie D. 08033533012
23 Sheikh Bala Lau 08037008805
24 Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir 08065687545
25 Muhammad Nasir AbdulMuhyi 08065687545
26 Sheikh AbdurRahman Ahmad 08023141752
27 Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen 07032558231
28 Sheikh Lukman Abdallah 08037861132
29 Sheikh Sulaiman Gumi 08033139153
30 Sheikh Adam Idoko 08036759892
31 Alh. Yusuf Nwoha 08030966956
We wish all Nigerian Muslims and their counterparts all over the world happy Ramadan in advance.
Allahuma Baligna Ramadan ! Amin
Prof. Salisu Shehu
Deputy Secretary-General

The Council prays that Allah grant the Ummah the opportunity to maximise the benefits and blessings of the Holy Month.

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