RAMADAN FASTING STARTS MONDAY SAYS SULTAN OF SOKOTO

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Monday the first day of Ramadan fast in Nigeria. Abubakar announced the sighting of the new crescent in Sokoto on Sunday in a radio and television broadcast. He said the new moon was sighted in various places across the country, which indicates that Sunday is the end of 8th Islamic month of Sha’aban. The Sultan said that reports of the moon sighting were received from Muslim leaders and organisations across the country. “Upon due verification and authentication by the national moon sighting…

Read More

RAMADAN SEASON: EAT IN PUBLIC AND BE ARRESTED BY SHARIA POLICE

The Commander-General of Kano Hisbah, Nabahani Usman, said Sharia police will arrest adults found eating in public during Ramadan. “We do this kind of operation yearly and we will continue it this year, “ Usman told BBC. “Even if a doctor says you should not fast, that does not mean you should eat in public while others are fasting,” he added. He said the aim of arresting public eaters is to get every Muslim to respect the holy month. Usman noted that arrested persons would only be released if they…

Read More

BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE NEW MOON, SAYS SULTAN AS RAMADAN SET TO BEGIN

Ramadan: Sultan of Sokoto directs Muslims to look out for new moon The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Saturday called on Muslims to look out for the new moon of Ramadan 1440A.H. Abubakar made the call in a statement by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, NAN reports. Junaidu said, “this is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Sunday, May 5, which is equivalent to 29 day of Sha’aban 1440A.H., shall be the day to look for the new moon of…

Read More