Eid-el-Fitr 2018: Sultan Urges Muslims To Look For New Moon, Thursday June 14th
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 in Nigeria and all over the world on this year’s Ramadan Fast. The Council prays that Allah the Almighty accepts it from us as an act of Ibadah. Amin.
Following the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), the President-General enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Shawwal 1439 AH immediately after sunset on Thursday, 14th June, 2018 equivalent to 29th Ramadan 1439 AH. If the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, His Eminence would declare Friday, 15th June, 2018 as the first day of Shawwal and the day of ‘idul fitr. If, however, the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Saturday, 16th June, 2018 automatically becomes the first day of Shawwal, 1439 AH and the day of ‘idul fitr.
Muslims all over the country are hereby enjoined to be on the lookout for the directive of His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the termination of this year’s Ramadan fast.
In addition to established and traditional Islamic leaders in each locality, members of the National Moon Sighting Committee who can be contacted for information and clarification are:
|1||Sheikh Tahir Bauchi||08032103733
|2||Sheikh Karibullah Kabara||08035537382|
|3||Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|4||Sheikh Salihu Yaaqub||07032558231||Salihumy11@yahoo.com|
|5||Mal. Jafar Abubakaremail@example.com|
|6||Alh. Abdullahi Umarfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|7||Prof. J.M. Kaura||08067050641||Jmkaura56@yahoo.com|
|8||Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar||08036509363||Baumar277@gmail.com|
|9||Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Al-Iloryemail@example.com|
|10||Sheikh Jamiu Kewulerefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|11||Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeenemail@example.com|
|12||Sheikh Abdur-Razzaq Ishola||08023864448
|13||Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayalekefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|14||Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje||08028327463
|15||Gafar M. Kuforijiemail@example.com|
|16||Prof. Usman El-Nafatyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|17||Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salisuemail@example.com|
|18||Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku||0805 704 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|20||Chief Imam of Yola Central Mosque||08035914285|
|21||Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseniemail@example.com|
|22||Nurudeen Asunogie D.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|23||Sheikh Bala Lau||08037008805
|24||Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir||08065687545
|25||Muhammad Nasir AbdulMuhyi||08065687545
|26||Sheikh AbdurRahman Ahmademail@example.com|
|27||Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|28||Sheikh Lukman Abdallah||08037861132|
|29||Sheikh Sulaiman Gumiemail@example.com|
|30||Sheikh Adam Idokofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|31||Alh. Yusuf Nwoha||08030966956
While reminding the Ummah of the necessity of paying Zakatul-Fitri with the intention of lifting the hearts of the indigent members of the community, the Council urges all to ensure its delivery to the appropriate recipients (i.e. the poor) and guard against its diversion by any agent or intermediary.
All media houses in the country are requested to kindly publicise the awaited announcement by His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto.
‘Id Mubarak in advance!
Prof. Salisu Shehu