- The Sultan of Sokoto has asked Muslims to start looking out for the new moon
- The Sultan said Muslims should look out for the new moon from Monday, December 18
- He also prayed for peace across Nigeria
The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Sunday, urged Muslims to start looking for the new moon of Rabi’u Assani 1439 AH from Monday, December 18.
This is contained in a statement signed by Sambo Junaidu, the chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, and made available to journalists, NAN reports.
It said: “This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Monday, December 18, which is equivalent to 29 day of Rabi’u Awwal 1439 AH, shall be the day to look for the new moon of Rabi’u Assani 1439 AH.
“Muslims are therefore requested to start looking for the new moon on Monday and report its sighting to the nearest district or village head for onward communication to the Sultan.”
The monarch prayed for peace and unity of the country and urged Muslims to also fervently pray for Nigeria’s sustainable development and growth.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Sultan decried the recent controversy where a law student was not called to bar for wearing her Hijab under her wig.
The Sultan said the Hijab simply means decent dressing for Muslim women and part and parcel of Islam.
He also said he could not decipher why the issue of Hijab would be so controversial to the extent that female Muslims who adorn Hijab would be 'molested'.
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