Ramadan 2018:  Searching of The New Crescent -NSCIA


Ramadan 2018:  Searching of The New Crescent -NSCIA


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

Following the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), 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

08033058201 Sayyadibashir26@yahoo.com



2 Sheikh Karibullah Kabara 08035537382


3 Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrin 08033140010 simwaljibril@yahoo.com


4 Sheikh Salihu Yaaqub 07032558231 Salihumy11@yahoo.com


5 Mal. Jafar Abubakar 08020878075 jaafaraabubakar@yahoo.com


6 Alh. Abdullahi Umar 08037020607 waziringwandu@yahoo.com


7 Prof. J.M. Kaura 08067050641 Jmkaura56@yahoo.com


8 Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar 08036509363 Baumar277@gmail.com


9 Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Al-Ilory 08023126335 habibelilory@ymail.com


10 Sheikh Jamiu Kewulere 08033881335 pgsouthwest85@gmail.com


11 Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen 08035740333 muhammadrabiusalahudeen@gmail.com


12 Sheikh Abdur-Razzaq Ishola 08023864448

08051111063 hustaz@yahoo.com

sheikh@ al@abrartravels.com


13 Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke 08035050804 jentleasad@yahoo.com


14 Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje 08028327463

08057752980 Ganiy.agbaje@nasrda.gov.ng



15 Gafar M. Kuforiji 08033545208 kuforijiabdulwasiu@gmail.com


16 Prof. Usman El-Nafaty 08062870892 elnafaty@gmail.com


17 Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salisu 08038522693 zubairusalisu@yahoo.com


18 Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku 0805 704 1968 udukku@yahoo.com


19 Imam Manu

Muhammad 08036999841 limaminmisau@gmail.com


20 Chief Imam of Yola Central Mosque 08035914285


21 Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseni 08033574431 oseni@unilorin.edu.ng



22 Nurudeen Asunogie D. 08033533012 hamdallah1999@yahoo.com


23 Sheikh Bala Lau 08037008805

08052426880 balalaujibwisnigeria@gmail.com


24 Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir 08065687545


25 Muhammad Nasir AbdulMuhyi 08065687545

08024333381 ustaznasirabdulmuhyi@yahoo.com


26 Sheikh AbdurRahman Ahmad 08023141752 aahmadimam@yahoo.co.uk


27 Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen 07032558231 info@bmics.com


28 Sheikh Lukman Abdallah 08037861132


29 Sheikh Sulaiman Gumi 08033139153 ssgummi@gmail.com


30 Sheikh Adam Idoko 08036759892 imamcentral@yahoo.com


31 Alh. Yusuf Nwoha 08030966956

08026032997 yusufnwoha@gmail.com


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