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Thursday, 17 May 2018
Ramadan Fasting commences Today, Thursday – Sultan
Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto has declared Thursday as the first day for the beginning of the Ramadan fasting in Nigeria.
Abubakar made the announcement after citing the new crescent in Sokoto on Wednesday in a broadcast.
He said the new moon was sighted in various places across the country that including Sokoto, Niger, Yobe, Port Harcourt, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa and other areas.
The Sultan said “After 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 1439 AH.
“In accordance with Islamic law, Muslim Ummah are to commence fasting on Thursday accordingly.