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Sallah: Sultan urges Muslims to look for new moon

By News Express on 16/07/2015

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III, has urged the Muslim Ummah in the country to look out for the new Moon of Shawwal on July 16.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Chairman, Sultanate Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sultanate Council; Prof. Sambo Wali and made available to newsmen in Sokoto on Wednesday.

The statement said that July 16, 2015 would be the equivalent of the 29th day of Ramadan, 1436 AH, and it should be the day to look for the new Moon of Shawwal.

''Muslims are, therefore, requested to start looking for the new Moon of Shawwal on Thursday and report its sighting to the nearest district or village head for onward communication to the Sultan,'' it said.

The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that if the new moon of Shawwal is sighted on July 16, the Eid-el-Fitr will be celebrated on Friday, July 17.

NAN also reports that if the new Moon of Shawwal is not sighted on Thursday, the Muslims will have to fast on Friday, while the Sallah will automatically be celebrated on Saturday, July 18.( NAN)

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Source News Express

Posted 16/07/2015 03:53:42 AM

 

 

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