Eid-el-fitr 2018: Sultan Urges Muslims To Look For New Moon On Thursday

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:

S/N

NAME

PHONE NO.

E-MAIL

1

Sheikh Tahir Bauchi

08032103733

08033058201

[email protected]

[email protected]

2

Sheikh Karibullah Kabara

08035537382

3

Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrin

08033140010

[email protected]

4

Sheikh Salihu Yaaqub

07032558231

[email protected]

5

Mal. Jafar Abubakar

08020878075

[email protected]

6

Alh. Abdullahi Umar

08037020607

[email protected]

7

Prof. J.M. Kaura

08067050641

[email protected]

8

Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar

08036509363

[email protected]

9

Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Al-Ilory

08023126335

[email protected]

10

Sheikh Jamiu Kewulere

08033881335

[email protected]

11

Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen

08035740333

[email protected]

12

Sheikh Abdur-Razzaq Ishola

08023864448

08051111063

[email protected]

[email protected] [email protected]

13

Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke

08035050804

[email protected]

14

Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje

08028327463

08057752980

[email protected]

[email protected]

15

Gafar M. Kuforiji

08033545208

[email protected]

16

Prof. Usman El-Nafaty

08062870892

[email protected]

17

Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salisu

08038522693

[email protected]

18

Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku

0805 704 1968

[email protected]

19

Imam Manu

Muhammad

08036999841

[email protected]

20

Chief Imam of Yola Central Mosque

08035914285

21

Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseni

08033574431

[email protected]

[email protected]

22

Nurudeen Asunogie D.

08033533012

[email protected]

23

Sheikh Bala Lau

08037008805

08052426880

[email protected]

24

Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir

08065687545

25

Muhammad Nasir AbdulMuhyi

08065687545

08024333381

[email protected]

26

Sheikh AbdurRahman Ahmad

08023141752

[email protected]

27

Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen

07032558231

[email protected]

28

Sheikh Lukman Abdallah

08037861132

29

Sheikh Sulaiman Gumi

08033139153

[email protected]

30

Sheikh Adam Idoko

08036759892

[email protected]

31

Alh. Yusuf Nwoha

08030966956

08026032997

[email protected]

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!

Signed

Prof. Salisu Shehu

Deputy Secretary-General