Moon Sighted: Ramadan Starts Saturday, Says Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar III has announced tomorrow Saturday, 2nd of April, 2022 the first day of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

This according to the Sultan, follows the sighting of the moon in almost every part of the country earlier today Friday, which is the 29th day of the Month of Shaban and thereby signifies tomorrow 2nd of April as the First day of Ramadan 1443AH.

He said the moon was sighted in some of the towns in the country by some Islamic leaders and scholars including Sokoto, Borno, Yobe, Zamfara, Katsina, and Plateau among others.

Sultan Abubakar, however, called on the entire Muslim faithful in the country to start fast tomorrow in accordance with the teachings of Islam

He urged Muslims to use this month of Ramadan  to redouble their efforts in the month of Ramadan, pray against the spread of banditry and other forms of insecurity  in the country

He also called for the continuous prayer for leaders across the country so as to tackle the different menaces facing the country

He further advised all Muslims in the country and beyond to observe the fast with ultimate fear of God, saying Muslims in the country should use the period of the fast to pray for unity and peace as well as for leaders in the country.


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