While Muslims across the country and the rest of the world have been asking when is the new moon coming out for Ramadan 2019, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has called on Muslim faithfuls to be on the look out.
Abubakar made the call in a statement by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto.
“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 Ramadan 1440A.H.
“Muslims are, therefore, requested to start looking for the new moon of Ramadan 1440AH on Sunday and report its sighting to the nearest district or village head for onward communication to the Sultan.”
The monarch prayed to Allah to help religious leaders and all Muslims in the discharge of their religious duties.
He further said the general public could report the sighting of the new moon directly to the sultan through some designated numbers.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar in which the Muslim conduct the compulsory full month fasting.
In other news, Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has called on its citizens and residents to inform the nearest court if they spot the Ramadan crescent with a naked eye or through binoculars on Saturday, May 4.