The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has asked Nigerian Muslims to look for the new moon of Sha’aban 1441AH from Thursday, April 23.
Abubakar made the call in a statement signed by Professor Sambo Junaidu, chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, issued to journalists on Monday in the state capital.
“This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Tuesday, April 23, which is equivalent to 29th day of Rajab 1441AH, shall be the day to look for the new moon of Sha’aban 1441AH.
“Muslims are, therefore, requested to start looking for the new moon and report its sighting to the nearest District or Village Head for onward communication to the Sultan,” it said.
Sha’aban is the 8th month in the Islamic Calendar, which comes before the compulsory fasting month of Ramadan.