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
[email protected]
[email protected]

2
Sheikh Karibullah Kabara
08035537382
3
Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrin
08033140010
[email protected]

4
Sheikh Salihu Yaaqub
07032558231
[email protected]

5
Mal. Jafar Abubakar
08020878075
[email protected]

6
Alh. Abdullahi Umar
08037020607
[email protected]

7
Prof. J.M. Kaura
08067050641
[email protected]

8
Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar
08036509363
[email protected]

9
Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Al-Ilory
08023126335
[email protected]

10
Sheikh Jamiu Kewulere
08033881335
[email protected]

11
Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen
08035740333
[email protected]

12
Sheikh Abdur-Razzaq Ishola
08023864448
08051111063
[email protected]
[email protected]@abrartravels.com

13
Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke
08035050804
[email protected]

14
Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje
08028327463
08057752980
[email protected]
[email protected]

15
Gafar M. Kuforiji
08033545208
[email protected]

16
Prof. Usman El-Nafaty
08062870892
[email protected]

17
Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salisu
08038522693
zubairus[email protected]

18
Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku
0805 704 1968
[email protected]

19
Imam Manu
Muhammad
08036999841

[email protected]

20
Chief Imam of Yola Central Mosque
08035914285
21
Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseni
08033574431
[email protected]
[email protected]

22
Nurudeen Asunogie D.
08033533012
[email protected]

23
Sheikh Bala Lau
08037008805
08052426880
[email protected]

24
Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir
08065687545

25
Muhammad Nasir AbdulMuhyi
08065687545
08024333381
[email protected]

26
Sheikh AbdurRahman Ahmad
08023141752
[email protected]

27
Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen
07032558231
[email protected]

28
Sheikh Lukman Abdallah
08037861132
29
Sheikh Sulaiman Gumi
08033139153
[email protected]

30
Sheikh Adam Idoko
08036759892
[email protected]

31
Alh. Yusuf Nwoha
08030966956
08026032997
[email protected]

 
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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