Suktan of Sokoto
Suktan of Sokoto

Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, on Monday called on Muslim faithful in Nigeria to start looking for the new moon of Jumādá al-Thani 1440AH.

The Sultan passed this message through Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs at the Sultanate Council, Sokoto.

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“this is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Feb. 5, which is equivalent to 29 day of Jimada Ula 1440AH, shall be the day to look for the new moon of Jumada al-Thani 1440AH,” he said.

“Muslims are, therefore, requested to start looking for the new moon of Jumada al-Thani 1440AH on Feb. 5, and report its sighting to the nearest district or village head for onward communication to the Sultan.’’