The Sultan of sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday urged Nigerian Muslims to look out for the new moon of Muharram 1437AH today.
According to a statement t signed by Professor Sambo Wali Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs of the Sultanate Council, the Sultan added that Saturday 1st of October, 2016 is equivalent to 29th day of Zulhijja 1437AH.
The statement reads in brief, “This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that, Saturday 1st of October, 2016 which is equivalent to 29th day of Zulhijja 1437AH shall be the day to look out for the new moon of Muharram 1438AH.
“Muslims are therefore requested to start looking for the new moon of Muharram 1437AH on Saturday and report it’s sighting to the nearest District or Village Head for onward communication to His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar CFR, mni, the Sultan of Sokoto”
The Sultan therefore prays that Almighty Allah (SWT) rewards Muslim faithful in the discharge of their vicious duties.