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NSCIA urges Muslims to look out for Moon Friday

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The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has enjoined Muslims to search for the moon immediately after sunset on Friday, May 22, 2020, equivalent to 29th Ramadan, 1441 AH.

The NSCIA also told Muslims to be on the lookout for the announcement by its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on the termination of this year’s Ramadan fast.

The Deputy Secretary-General of NSCIA, Prof. Salisu Shehu, gave the directive in a statement on Monday evening to felicitate with Muslims in Nigeria and all over the world on the end of Ramadan Fast and ‘Idul-Fitr celebrations.

The statement read, “Following the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee, Friday, May 22, 2020 which is equivalent to 29th Ramadan, 1441 AH is the first day to look for the Crescent of Shawwal, 1441 AH.

“However, on that day, the moon will set few minutes before the sun which makes the sighting of the crescent practically impossible. Nonetheless, the President-General, in compliance with the Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW), enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Shawwal 1441 AH immediately after sunset on Friday, May 22, 2020 equivalent to 29th Ramadan, 1441 AH.

“Muslims all over the country are hereby enjoined to be on the lookout for the announcement by His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the termination of this year’s Ramadan fast.”

The NSCIA said in addition to established and traditional Islamic leaders in each locality, 36 members of the NMSC could also be contacted to report credible positive sighting of the Shawwal crescent.

While reminding Muslims of the necessity of paying Zakatul-Fitri with the intention of lifting the hearts of the indigent members of the community, the NSCIA urged all to ensure its delivery to the appropriate recipients (the poor) and guard against its diversion by any agent or intermediary.


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