Ramadan Commences On Saturday, Sultan Declares
The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has confirmed the sighting of the moon.
This signals the beginning of Ramadan fasting period.
Abubakar, in a live broadcast on Friday, announced that the Ramadan fast will begin on Saturday.
“Today, Friday 1st of April, 2022 marks the end of month of Sha’aban, 1443 and tomorrow Insha Allah we will start fasting in accordance with Shari’a. Available reports we received from many so states including Sokoto, Borno, Yobe, Zamfara, Katsina, Plateau, Kaduna and Kano all confirmed sighting of the new moon.
“Consequently, we call on all Muslims to start the fasting in this Holy Month of Ramadan tomorrow, Insha Allah,” the Sultan said.
He charged Muslim faithful in Nigeria to redouble efforts in praying to Almighty Allah to bring peace and stability to country Nigeria.
The Sultan is also the President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA).
He had urged Muslims across the country to look out this year’s Ramadan after sunset on Friday April 1, which is equivalent to 29th Sha’aban 1443 AH.