Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto and the President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has directed the Muslim Ummah to look out for the new moon of Jumada al-Thani 1443 AH.
He made this directive in a statement signed by Sambo Junaidu, chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto.
The statement reads in parts;
“This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Monday, January 3, 2022, which is equivalent to 29th day of Jumada al-Awwal 1443AH shall be the day to look out for the new moon of Jumada al-Thani 1443AH.
Muslim are, therefore, requested to start looking for the new moon on Monday and report its sighting to the nearest district or village head for onward communication to the Sultan.”
The Sultan concluded by praying for Allah to assist the Muslim Ummah in the discharge of their religious duties .