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BREAKING: Moon not sighted, Sallah is Thursday – Sultan


The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has announced that the Ramadan fast would continue on Wednesday.

This was contained in a statement on Tuesday evening by the chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs of Sultanate Council in Sokoto, Prof. Sambo Junaidu.

According to Abubakar, a report of the National Moonsighting Committee of the NSCIA revealed that no moon was sighted in the country on Tuesday.

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He added that the Ramadan fast would reach 30 this year as against preparations earlier made by Muslim faithful to celebrate Eid-el-Fitri on Tuesday in Nigeria

The Sultan, therefore declared Thursday, May 13 as the first day of Shawwal 1442AH and the beginning of the Eid-el-Fitri celebration in the country.

Abubakar urged the Muslim Ummah to continue to pray for peace, progress and development of the country.


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