- The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar has urged Nigerian Muslims to look out for new month of Sha'aban
- Sha'aban is the eight month of Islamic lunar calendar
- Holy month of Ramadan usually comes after Sha'aban
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has called on Nigerian Muslims in every nook and cranny of the country to start looking for the new moon of Sha’aban 1440A.H.
Legit.ng reports that Abubakar made the call on Thursday, April 4, in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the chairman, advisory committee on religious affairs, Sultanate council, Sokoto.
Junaidu informed the Muslim Ummah that Friday, April 5, which is equivalent to 29 day of Rajab 1440A.H., shall be the day to look for the new moon of Sha’aban 1440A.H.
He said: “Muslims are, therefore, requested to start looking for the new moon of Sha’aban 1440A.H. on Friday 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.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sha’aban is the eight month of the Islamic calendar that comes before the compulsory fasting month of Ramadan. (NAN)
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the directed Muslims in the country to watch out for the new lunar month of Safar 1440 A.H. from Tuesday, October 9.
Abubakar gave the directive in a statement by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the chairman of advisory committee on religious affairs, Sultanate council, Sokoto on Monday, October 8, in Sokoto.
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