Ramadhan 1439 AH: NSCIA Declares Friday 15th Eid-ul-Fitr Day

۞يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الْأَهِلَّةِۖ قُلْ هِيَ مَوَاقِيتُ لِلنَّاسِ وَالْحَجَّ
“They ask you, [O Muhammad], about the new moons. Say, “They are measurements of time for the people and for Hajj.”(Al-Baqarah 2: 189)
هُوَ الَّذِي جَعَلَ الشَّمْسَ ضِيَاءً وَالْقَمَرَ نُورًا وَقَدَّرَهُ مَنَازِلَ لِتَعْلَمُوا عَدَدَ السِّنِينَ وَالْحِسَابَۚ
“It is He who made the sun a shining light and the moon a derived light and determined for it phases – that you may know the number of years and account [of time].” (Yunus 10:5)
وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ اللَّيْلُ وَالنَّهَارُ وَالشَّمْسُ وَالْقَمَرُۚ لَا تَسْجُدُوا لِلشَّمْسِ وَلَا لِلْقَمَرِ وَاسْجُدُوا لِلَّهِ الَّذِي خَلَقَهُنَّ إِن كُنتُمْ إِيَّاهُ تَعْبُدُونَ
“And of His signs are the night and day and the sun and moon. Do not prostrate to the sun or to the moon, but prostate to Allah, who created them, if it should be Him that you worship.” (Fusilat 41:37)

 

 

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 this year’s Ramadan Fast. The Council prays that Allah the Almighty accepts it from us as an act of Ibadah. Amin.

 

Following the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), the President-General enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Shawwal 1439 AH immediately after sunset on Thursday, 14th June, 2018 equivalent to 29th Ramadan 1439 AH. If the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, His Eminence would declare Friday, 15th June, 2018 as the first day of Shawwal and the day of ‘idul fitr. If, however, the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Saturday, 16th June, 2018 automatically becomes the first day of Shawwal, 1439 AH and the day of ‘idul fitr.

 

Muslims all over the country are hereby enjoined to be on the lookout for the directive of His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the termination of this year’s Ramadan fast.

 

In addition to established and traditional Islamic leaders in each locality, members of the National Moon Sighting Committee who can be contacted for information and clarification are:
S/N
NAME
PHONE NO.
E-MAIL

1
Sheikh Tahir Bauchi
08032103733
08033058201
Sayyadibashir26@yahoo.com
Usmanusman9280@gmail.com

2
Sheikh Karibullah Kabara
08035537382
3
Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrin
08033140010
simwaljibril@yahoo.com

4
Sheikh Salihu Yaaqub
07032558231
Salihumy11@yahoo.com

5
Mal. Jafar Abubakar
08020878075
jaafaraabubakar@yahoo.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
Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Al-Ilory
08023126335
habibelilory@ymail.com

10
Sheikh Jamiu Kewulere
08033881335
pgsouthwest85@gmail.com

11
Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen
08035740333
muhammadrabiusalahudeen@gmail.com

12
Sheikh Abdur-Razzaq Ishola
08023864448
08051111063
hustaz@yahoo.com
sheikh@al@abrartravels.com

13
Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke
08035050804
jentleasad@yahoo.com

14
Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje
08028327463
08057752980
Ganiy.agbaje@nasrda.gov.ng
gagbaje@yahoo.co.uk

15
Gafar M. Kuforiji
08033545208
kuforijiabdulwasiu@gmail.com

16
Prof. Usman El-Nafaty
08062870892
elnafaty@gmail.com

17
Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salisu
08038522693
zubairusalisu@yahoo.com

18
Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku
0805 704 1968
udukku@yahoo.com

19
Imam Manu
Muhammad
08036999841

limaminmisau@gmail.com

20
Chief Imam of Yola Central Mosque
08035914285
21
Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseni
08033574431
oseni@unilorin.edu.ng
wazzioseni@gmail.com

22
Nurudeen Asunogie D.
08033533012
hamdallah1999@yahoo.com

23
Sheikh Bala Lau
08037008805
08052426880
balalaujibwisnigeria@gmail.com

24
Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir
08065687545

25
Muhammad Nasir AbdulMuhyi
08065687545
08024333381
ustaznasirabdulmuhyi@yahoo.com

26
Sheikh AbdurRahman Ahmad
08023141752
aahmadimam@yahoo.co.uk

27
Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen
07032558231
info@bmics.com

28
Sheikh Lukman Abdallah
08037861132
29
Sheikh Sulaiman Gumi
08033139153
ssgummi@gmail.com

30
Sheikh Adam Idoko
08036759892
imamcentral@yahoo.com

31
Alh. Yusuf Nwoha
08030966956
08026032997
yusufnwoha@gmail.com

 
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.
All media houses in the country are requested to kindly publicise the awaited announcement by His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto.
‘Id Mubarak in advance!

 

Signed
Prof. Salisu Shehu
Deputy Secretary-General

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