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Sultan orders Muslims to begin search for Ramadan crescent Friday


Jaafar Jaafar
A graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief o Daily Nigerian
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The Sultan of Sokoto and president-general of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Sa’ad Abubakar, has enjoined the Nigerian Muslims to search for the crescent of Ramadan 1438 AH immediately after sunset on Friday.

A statement from the NSCIA headquarters said Friday May 26, 2017 is equivalent to Sha’ban 29, 1438 AH.

“If the crescent is actually sighted by Muslims of impeccable characters on the said night and communicated to the appropriate quarters, His Eminence would declare Saturday, 27th May, 2017 as the first day of Ramadan.

“If, however, the crescent is not sighted on that day, then, Sunday, 28th May, 2017 automatically becomes the first of Ramadan, 1438 AH,” said the statement.

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