NCSIA tells Muslims when to look out for new moon ( Read the full statement with names and phone numbers to call )

Advertisements
Advertisements
Advertisements
Advertisements

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged Muslims across the country to look for the new moon of Shawwal on Tuesday.

The Deputy Secretary-General, NSCIA, Prof. Salisu Shehu, said this on Saturday in a statement.

Advertisements

According to him, following the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), the crescent of Shawwal should be searched for on Tuesday, 11 May 2021 equivalent to 29 Ramadan, 1442 AH.

“In preparation for the 1442 AH ‘Idul-Fitri celebrations, the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC) of the NSCIA has advised the President-General that the crescent of Shawwal should be searched for on Tuesday, 11th May 2021 equivalent to 29 Ramadan, 1442 AH.

“If the crescent is actually sighted by informed persons on Tuesday night and His Eminence is so advised by the experts, he would address the Press to declare Wednesday, 12 May 2021 as the first day of Shawwal (‘Id day).

“If, however, the crescent is not sighted on Tuesday night, Thursday, 13 May 2021 automatically becomes the first of Shawwal, 1442 AH (‘Id day).

“A press statement to that effect would be issued on Tuesday night,” Shehu said.

He, therefore, urged Muslims across the country to be on the lookout for the directive of the Sultan on the completion of this year’s Ramadan fast.

Read the full statement below:

END OF 1442 AH RAMADAN FAST CUM ‘IDUL-FITRI CELEBRATIONS

“Do not begin the fast until you sight the (Ramadan) crescent and do not terminate fasting until you sight it (Shawwal Crescent). If the new moon is concealed from you, then work out what it should be.”

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, felicitates with the entire Muslim Ummah in Nigeria and all over the world on the successful completion of this year’s Ramadan Fast, and is wishing them all Allah’s immeasurable rewards for fasting and His abundant blessings. The Council also prays that the Almighty Allah spare our lives to witness many happy returns of Ramadan on earth.

In preparation for the 1442 AH ‘Idul-Fitri celebrations, the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC) of the NSCIA has advised the President-General that the crescent of Shawwal should be searched for on Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 equivalent to 29th Ramadan, 1442 AH. If the crescent is actually sighted by informed persons on Tuesday night and His Eminence is so advised by the experts, he would address the Press to declare Wednesday, 12th May, 2021 as the first day of Shawwal (‘Id day). If, however, the crescent is not sighted on Tuesday night, Thursday, 13th May, 2021 automatically becomes the first of Shawwal, 1442 AH (‘Id day). A press statement to that effect would be issued on Tuesday night.

Muslims all over the country are hereby enjoined to be on the lookout for the directive of His Eminence, the President-General of the NSCIA, on the completion of this year’s Ramadan fast.
In addition to the established and traditional Islamic leaders in each locality, the following members of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC) can be contacted to report credible and positive sighting of the Crescent of Ramadan.

1 Sheikh  Dahir Bauchi 08036121311 Sayyadibashir26@yahoo.com
2 Sheikh  Karibullah Kabara 08035537382 malamkabara@yahoo.com
3 Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrin 08033140010 simwaljibril@yahoo.com
4 Sheikh  SalihuYaaqub 07032558231 Salihumy11@hotmail.com.com
5 Mal. Jafar Abubakar 08020878075 Jaafaraa1434@gmail.com
6 Alh. Abdullahi Umar 08037020607 waziringwandu@yahoo.com
7 Prof. J.M. Kaura 08067050641 Jmkaura56@yahoo.com
8 Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar 08036509363  Baumar277@gmail.com
9 Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen 08035740333 muhammadrabiusalahudeen@gmail.com
10 Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke 08035050804 jentleasad@yahoo.com
11 Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje 08028327463
08057752980 Ganiy.agbaje@nasrda.gov.ng
gagbaje@yahoo.co.uk
12 Gafar M. Kuforiji 08033545208 kuforijiabdulwasiu@gmail.com
13 Prof. Usman El-Nafaty 08062870892 elnafaty@gmail.com
14 Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salihu 08038522693 zubairusalisu@yahoo.com
15 Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku 0805 7041968 udukku@yahoo.com
16 Imam Manu
Muhammad 08036999841 limaminmisau@gmail.com
17 Qadee Ahamad Bobboy 08035914285 adamawaemiratecouncil@yahoo.com
18 Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseni 08033574431 oseni@unilorin.edu.ng
wazzioseni@gmail.com
19 Nurudeen Asunogie 08033533012 hamdallah1999@yahoo.com
20 Sheikh  Bala Lau 08037008805
08052426880 balalaujibwisnigeria@gmail.com
21 Sheikh  Sani Yahaya Jingir 08065687545 ustaznasirabdulmuhyi@yahoo.com
22 Sheikh  AbdurRahman Ahmad 08023141752 aahmadimam@yahoo.co.uk
23 Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen 08055322087 crescentgroup2000@gmail.com
24 Sheikh  Lukman Abdallah 08052242252 abuyatamaa@gmail.com
25 Sheikh  Sulaiman Gumi 08033139153 ssgummi@gmail.com
26 Alh. AbdulBariu Kareem 09096369117 Donbru11@yahoo.com
27 Prof. Kamil K. Oloso 08023098661 kkoloso@yahoo.com
28 Malam Usman Mahmud 08034540120 turjajawaizu@gmail.com
29 Malam YahayaBoyi 08030413634 sultanofsokoto@yahoo.co.uk
30 UstazMukailAbdurraheem 08099370109 mikailabdurraheem@gmail.com
31 Prof. Sambo WaliJunaidu 08037157100 sultanofsokoto@yaho.co.uk
While reminding the Ummah of the necessity of paying Zakatul-Fitri with the intention of lifting the hearts of the indigent members of the community, the Council urges all to ensure its delivery to the appropriate recipients (i.e. the poor) and guard against its diversion by any agent or intermediary.

Though Ramadan may have come to an end, the lessons in it must continue to reflect in the lives of Muslims. The Council encourages them to continue praying for peaceful co-existence in Nigeria, as they keep the virtues and gains of the sacred month as a spiritual guide towards our accelerated development as individuals and a nation.

All media houses in the country are requested to kindly publicise the awaited announcement of the Moon-sighting by His Eminence, the President-General of the NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto.

‘Id Mubarak in advance!

Signed:

Prof. Salisu Shehu
Deputy Secretary General
Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *