The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed the Muslim Ummah to look out for the new moon of Ramadan 1442AH from Monday.
He gave the directive on Sunday in a statement issued by Professor Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto.
The statement read: “This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Monday, 12 April, which is equivalent to the 29 day of Sha’aban 1442AH shall be the day to look for the new moon of Ramadan 1442AH.
“Muslim are, therefore, requested to start looking for the crescent moon on Monday and report its sighting to the nearest district or village head for onward communication to the Sultan’’.
Meanwhile, the Sultan prayed Allah to assist Muslims in the discharge of their religious duty.