The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has asked Muslims to look out for the crescent moon on Sunday (today) signaling the start of Ramadan.
The Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, Prof Sambo Junaidu made the call in a statement.
Junaidu said, “This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that May 5, which is equivalent to 29 days of Sha’aban 1440A.H., shall be the day to look for the new moon of Ramadan 1440A.H.
“Muslims are, therefore, requested to start looking for the new moon of Ramadan 1440A.H. on Sunday and report its sighting to the nearest district or village head for onward communication to the Sultan.”
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar in which the Muslim conduct the compulsory full month fasting.