The holy fasting month of Ramadan will begin in Nigeria on Thursday
The holy fasting month of Ramadan will begin in Nigeria on Thursday, the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, has announced.
Mr Abubakar, who doubles as the president of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), said this in a broadcast Wednesday night.
The announcement followed the sighting of the crescent moon in various locations in Nigeria, according to the National Moonsighting Committee.
“The Sultan felicitates with the entire Muslim community on the auspicious occasion of the forthcoming 1444AH Ramadan Fast,” a statement by the monarch said.
He prayed that Allah spares the lives of every Muslim to participate in the exercise and to maximize the benefits therein.
Earlier, the Ramadan crescent (moon) was sighted in Saudi Arabia and other countries around the world.