Sultan Directs Muslims to Look out for New Moon
INFOMEDIA – The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed Muslim Ummah to look out for the new moon of Dhul Hijja 1442AH.
Abubakar, who is also the President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, made the call on Friday in a statement.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the statement was signed by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, Prof. Sambo Junaidu.
“This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Saturday, July 10, which is equivalent to 29th of Dhul Qadah 1442AH shall be the day to look out for the new moon of Dhul Hijja 1442AH.
Muslims are, therefore, requested to start looking for the new moon on Saturday and report its sighting to the nearest district or village head for onward communication to the Sultan,’’ he said.
The Sultan prayed Allah to assist Muslims in the discharge of their religious duty.
NAN added that Dhul Hijja is the twelfth month in the Islamic calendar.
It’s a sacred month in Islam, one in which Muslims perform Hajj (pilgrimage) as well as the Festival of the Sacrifice.