Ramadan: Sultan of Sokoto urges Muslims to look out for Sha’aban Moon

Nedu Okorie 2024-02-10 0

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, has enjoined the Muslims in Nigeria to look out for the crescent of Sha’aban 1445AH after sunset on Saturday, 29th Rajab, 1445AH (February 10, 2024) ahead of this year’s Ramadan fasting.

Giving the directive on behalf of the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, Prof Salisu Shehu, the Deputy Secretary-General of the NSCIA, in a statement said scientifically, the expected time for the conjunction of the moon is on Friday, February 9, 2024, by 11:59pm.

He said it is important to note that the moon appears and can be sighted usually long (even bearing other environmental factors) after the conjunction has taken place,