End of Ramadan 2019: Look Out For New Moon – Sultan Asks Nigerian Muslims

End of Ramadan 2019: Look Out For New Moon – Sultan Asks Nigerian Muslims

End of Ramadan 2019: Look Out For New Moon – Sultan Asks Nigerian Muslims

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has released the statement below, detailing modalities for the sighting of the new moon to signal the end of the 2019 Ramadan fast.

The statement by the NSCIA Deputy Secretary-General, Salisu Shehu, a professor, also detailed the contact telephone and email addresses of 30 top Muslim clerics across the country that should be contacted by anyone who sights the new crescent.

“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 1440 AH immediately after sunset on Monday, June 3, 2019 equivalent to Ramadan 29, 1440 AH. If the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, His Eminence would declare Tuesday, June 4, 2019 as the first day of Shawwal and the day of ‘idul fitr,” the statement said.

“If, however, the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 automatically becomes the first day of Shawwal, 1440 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.

SEE FULL STATEMENT AND CONTACT DETAILS OF THE PERSONALITIES BELOW.

END OF RAMADAN 1440AH (2019G) FAST AND ‘IDUL-FITR CELEBRATIONS

۞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 the Almighty Allah accept 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 1440 AH immediately after sunset on Monday, June 3, 2019 equivalent to Ramadan 29, 1440 AH. If the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, His Eminence would declare Tuesday, June 4, 2019 as the first day of Shawwal and the day of ‘idul fitr.

If, however, the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 automatically becomes the first day of Shawwal, 1440 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:

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S/NNAMEPHONE NO.E-MAIL
1Sheikh  Dahir Bauchi08036121311[email protected]
2Sheikh  Karibullah Kabara08035537382[email protected]
3Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrin08033140010[email protected]
4Sheikh  Salihu Yaaqub07032558231[email protected]
5Mal. Jafar Abubakar08020878075[email protected]
6Alh. Abdullahi Umar08037020607[email protected]
7Prof. J.M. Kaura08067050641[email protected]
8Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar08036509363  [email protected]
9Sheikh  Habeebullah Adam Al-Ilory08029032575[email protected]
10Ustaz Nurudeen Ibrahim08027091623[email protected]
11Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen08035740333[email protected]
12Sheikh  Abdur-Razzaq Ishola08023864448[email protected]
08051111063[email protected]@abrartravels.com  
13Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke08035050804[email protected]
14Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje08028327463

08057752980
[email protected] 

[email protected]
15Gafar M. Kuforiji08033545208[email protected]
16Prof. Usman El-Nafaty08062870892[email protected]
17Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salisu08038522693[email protected]
18Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku0805 7041968[email protected]
19Imam Manu Muhammad08036999841[email protected]
20Qadee Ahamad Bobboy08035914285[email protected]
21Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseni08033574431[email protected]

[email protected]
22Nurudeen Asunogie D.08033533012[email protected]
23Sheikh  Bala Lau08037008805

08052426880
[email protected]  
24Sheikh  Sani Yahaya Jingir08065687545[email protected]
25Sheikh  AbdurRahman Ahmad08023141752[email protected]
26Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen08055322087[email protected]  
27Sheikh  Lukman Abdallah08052242252[email protected]
28Sheikh  Sulaiman Gumi08033139153[email protected]
29Sheikh Adam Idoko08036759892[email protected]
30Alh. Yusuf Nwoha08030966956

08026032997
[email protected]

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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, NSCIA

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