The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar 111, has asked Muslims to be on the look out for the new moon signifying the beginning of the month of Ramadan on May 26.
The call was made in a statement by Prof. Sambo Wali, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, on Thursday.
It read in part; “this is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Friday, May 26, 2017, is equivalent to 29th day of Sha’aban 1438 AH and shall be the day to look for the new moon of Ramadan 1438 AH.
“Muslims are, therefore, requested to start looking for the new moon of Ramadan, 1438 AH on Friday.
“They should report its sighting to the nearest District or Village Head, for onward communication to the Sultan.”
The statement further released the following numbers for people to report the sighting of the moon to the Sultan and they are: 0803-715-7100, 0706-741-6900, 0806-630-3077, 0806-548-0405, 0803-595-7392, 0803-596-5322 .