The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar felicitates with the entire Muslim Ummah on the auspicious occasion of the forthcoming 1444 A.H. Ramadan fasting exercise.
In a statement signed by the NSCIA’s Director of Administration, Zubairu Haruna Usman-Ugwu, the council prayed that the almighty Allah spare the life of every Muslim to participate and benefit maximally from the noble act of worship (ibadah).
Consequent to the advice of the National Moon-Sighting Committee, the Sultan enjoined the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Ramadan 1444 A.H. immediately after sunset on Wednesday, 29th Sha’aban, 1444 A.H. which is equivalent to 22nd March 2023. If the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, then His Eminence shall declare Thursday, 23rd March 2023 as the first day of Ramadan 1444 A.H. If, however, the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Friday, 24th March 2023 shall automatically become the first day of Ramadan.
Consequent upon the advice of the @moonsightingng, the President-General enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Ramadan 1444 AH immediately after sunset on Wed, 29th Sha’aban, 1444 AH which is equivalent to 22nd March, 2022… pic.twitter.com/6iso3iSrj9
— NSCIA — Islamic Affairs (@NSCIAng) March 20, 2023
NSCIA called on Muslims to be more prayerful unto Allah, especially in the month of Ramadan to grant peace, stability, unity and progress to Nigeria.
Furthermore, the Council urged Muslim politicians to display the spirit of brotherhood and solidarity both of which represent some of the core
lessons of Ramadan.
“Let those who emerged victorious in the just concluded elections remember that the Almighty Allah grants power to whom He wishes. Also, those who lost should accept the same with faith and resist any act that may cause disaffection and disunity within the Ummah.”
Council also appeals to endowed Muslims in the country to extend their acts of charity to the less privileged within their neighbourhoods before, during and after the month of Ramadan.
We also admonish traders not to hoard food products or unduly hike consumer goods’ prices during fasting.
According to the council, the following members of the National Moon-Sighting Committee can be contacted to report any credible and positive sighting of the crescent of Ramadan 1444 AH:
|S/N||NAME||PHONE NO.||EMAIL ADDRESS|
|1||Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi||08036121311||Sayyadibashir26@yahoo.com|
|2||Sheikh Karibullah Kabaraemail@example.com|
|3||Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Abdullahi Al-Iloryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|4||Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseniemail@example.com|
|5||Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|7||Mal. Jafar Abubakar||08020878075||Jaafaraa1434@gmail.com|
|8||Alh. Abdullahi Umaremail@example.com|
|9||Prof. J.M. Kaura||08067050641||Jmkaura56@yahoo.com|
|10||Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar||08036509363||Baumar277@gmail.com|
|11||Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|12||Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayalekeemail@example.com|
|13||Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje||08028327463
|14||Gafar M. Kuforijifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|15||Prof. Usman El-Nafatyemail@example.com|
|16||Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salihufirstname.lastname@example.org|
|18||Qadee Ahmad Bobboyemail@example.com|
|20||Sheikh Bala Lau||08037008805
|21||Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingirfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|22||Sheikh AbdurRahman Ahmademail@example.com|
|23||Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|24||Prof. Sambo WaliJunaiduemail@example.com
|25||Sheikh Lukman Abdallahfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|26||Sheikh Sulaiman Gumiemail@example.com|
|27||Arc. Zubairu Usman-Ugwu||08033467451||Zeeusman2012@gmail.com|
|28||Alh. AbdulBariu Kareem||09096369117||Donbru11@yahoo.com|
|29||Prof. Kamil K. Olosofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|30||Malam Usman Mahmudemail@example.com|
|31||Malam Yahaya Boyifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|32||Ustaz Mukail Abdurraheememail@example.com|
|33||Ustaz Nurudeen Ibrahim||08027091623||Nurudeen.firstname.lastname@example.org|