At the sighting of the moon, the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar  who heads the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) announced the commencement of the Ramadan fasting for all Muslim faithfuls.

The Muslims believe that who ever observe the fast has his previous sins forgiven.

The Sultan announces the citing of the new crescent in Sokoto, he said the new moon was sighted in various places across the country which indicates that Sunday is the end of 8th Islamic month of Sha’aban.

He said, “Upon due verification and authentication by the national moon sighting committee and states committees’ confirmation, as well as routine scrutiny, the sighting of the new moon of Ramadan signifies the end of Sha’aban 1440 AH.

“In accordance with Islamic law, the Muslim Ummah is to commence fasting on Monday, May 6, 2019 accordingly”.

The month of fasting is regarded as the holy month and Muslims are encouraged to be holy, to shun ungodly act, be peaceful and be prayerful. Its expected to fast from morning till dawn for all adults.

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