Sultan of Sokoto felicitate Muslim-Umma on forthcoming Ramadan

Fatima Hassan, Abuja  

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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.

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:


1 Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi 08036121311    
2 Sheikh  Karibullah Kabara 08035537382
3 Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Abdullahi Al-Ilory 08023126335
4 Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseni 08033574431

5 Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrin 08033140010
6 Sheikh  SalihuYaaqub 07032558231
7 Mal. Jafar Abubakar 08020878075
8 Alh. Abdullahi Umar 08037020607
9 Prof. J.M. Kaura 08067050641
10 Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar 08036509363
11 Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen 08035740333
12 Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke 08035050804
13 Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje 08028327463


14 Gafar M. Kuforiji 08033545208
15 Prof. Usman El-Nafaty 08062870892
16 Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salihu 08038522693
17 Imam Manu


18 Qadee Ahmad Bobboy 08035914285
19 Nurudeen Asunogie 08033533012
20 Sheikh  Bala Lau 08037008805

21 Sheikh  Sani Yahaya Jingir 08065687545
22 Sheikh  AbdurRahman Ahmad 08023141752
23 Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen 08055322087
24 Prof. Sambo WaliJunaidu 08037157100


25 Sheikh  Lukman Abdallah 08052242252
26 Sheikh  Sulaiman Gumi 08033139153
27 Arc. Zubairu Usman-Ugwu 08033467451
28 Alh. AbdulBariu Kareem 09096369117
29 Prof. Kamil K. Oloso 08023098661
30 Malam Usman Mahmud 08034540120
31 Malam Yahaya Boyi 08030413634
32 Ustaz Mukail Abdurraheem 08099370109
33 Ustaz Nurudeen Ibrahim 08027091623


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