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Look for Ramadan Crescent Today, Sultan Urges Nigerian Muslims





Press Release


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 on the auspicious occasion of the forthcoming 1443 AH Ramadan Fast. The Council prays that Allah spares the lives of everyMuslim to participate in the ibaadah exercise and to maximize the benefits therein.


Consequent upon the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), the President-General enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Ramadan 1443 AH immediately after sunset on Friday, April 1st, 2022, which is equivalent to 29thSha’aban 1443 AH.


If the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, then His Eminence would declare Saturday, 2ndApril 2022 as the first day of Ramadan 1443 AH. If, however, the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Sunday,3rdApril 2022, automatically becomes the first of Ramadan, 1443 AH.


In addition to the established and traditional Islamic leaders in each locality, the following members of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC) can be contacted to report credible and positive sighting of the Crescent of Ramadan 1443 AH:

1 Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi 08036121311 Sayyadibashir26@yahoo.com    
2 Sheikh  KaribullahKabara 08035537382 malamkabara@yahoo.com  
3 Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Abdullahi Al-Ilory 08023126335 habibelilory@ymail.com  
4 Prof. Z. I. ObohOseni 08033574431 oseni@unilorin.edu.ng


5 Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrin 08033140010 simwaljibril@yahoo.com  
6 Sheikh  SalihuYaaqub 07032558231 Salihumy11@hotmail.com.com  
7 Mal. Jafar Abubakar 08020878075 Jaafaraa1434@gmail.com  
8 Alh. Abdullahi Umar 08037020607 waziringwandu@yahoo.com  
9 Prof. J.M. Kaura 08067050641 Jmkaura56@yahoo.com  
10 Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar 08036509363 Baumar277@gmail.com  
11 Muhammad RabiuSalahudeen 08035740333 muhammadrabiusalahudeen@gmail.com  
12 Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke 08035050804 jentleasad@yahoo.com  
13 Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje 08028327463




14 Gafar M. Kuforiji 08033545208 kuforijiabdulwasiu@gmail.com  
15 Prof. Usman El-Nafaty 08062870892 elnafaty@gmail.com  
16 Mal. Ibrahim ZubairuSalihu 08038522693 zubairusalisu@yahoo.com  
17 Dr. Usman HayatuDukku 0805 7041968 udukku@yahoo.com  
19 Imam Manu


08036999841 limaminmisau@gmail.com  
20 Qadee Ahmad Bobboy 08035914285 adamawaemiratecouncil@yahoo.com  
21 NurudeenAsunogie 08033533012 hamdallah1999@yahoo.com  
22 Sheikh  Bala Lau 08037008805


23 Sheikh  Sani Yahaya Jingir 08065687545 ustaznasirabdulmuhyi@yahoo.com  
24 Sheikh  AbdurRahman Ahmad 08023141752 aahmadimam@yahoo.co.uk  
25 Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen 08055322087 crescentgroup2000@gmail.com  
26 Prof. Sambo WaliJunaidu 08037157100 sultanofsokoto@yaho.co.uk


27 Sheikh  Lukman Abdallah 08052242252 abuyatamaa@gmail.com  
28 Sheikh  Sulaiman Gumi 08033139153 ssgummi@gmail.com  
29 Arc. Zubairu Usman-Ugwu 08033467451 Zeeusman2012@gmail.com  
30 Alh. AbdulBariu Kareem 09096369117 Donbru11@yahoo.com  
31 Prof. Kamil K. Oloso 08023098661 kkoloso@yahoo.com  
32 Malam Usman Mahmud 08034540120 turjajawaizu@gmail.com  
33 Malam Yahaya Boyi 08030413634 sultanofsokoto@yahoo.co.uk  
34 Ustaz MukailAbdurraheem 08099370109 mikailabdurraheem@gmail.com  
35 Ustaz Nurudeen Ibrahim 08027091623 Nurudeen.a.o.ibrahim@gmail.com  

One of the special devotional activities in the month of Ramadan is Tafsir – which is meant to enlighten humanity, particularly Muslims, on the treasures and blessings of the Quranic messages. The Tafsir sessions therefore should be devoted to preaching inter and intra – religious harmony, peaceful co-existence,promotion of good citizenship,neighbourliness and governance.

In the same vein, the Council enjoins all Muslims to be more prayerful unto Allah, especially in this Month, (Ramadan), to help our Nation, the world in general and our leaders in particular to overcome the current challenges confronting the nation and the world.

Furthermore, Council urges Muslims and non-Muslims alike to be vigilant and take extra security and health-measures to protect ourselves, loved ones and neighbours. Fasting brothers and sisters should ensure they have enough rest and consume sufficient fluid after each day’s fast.

Council also appeals to endowed Muslims in the country to extend acts of charity to the less privilege within their neighbourhoodsbefore, during and after the month of Ramadan. The Council also admonishes traders to neither hoard food products, nor unduly hike the prices of consumer goods unnecessarily during the period of the fast.

The Council hereby enjoins the Muslims all over the Country to be on the lookout for the announcement on the night of Friday 1st of April 2022 by His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the commencement of the 1443 AH Ramadan fast.

We wish all Nigerian Muslims and their counterparts all over the world happy Ramadan in advance.

AllahumaBaligna Ramadan. Amin



Arc. Zubairu Haruna Usman-Ugwu

Director of Administration

Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs



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