Felicitation and Moonsighting for Ramadan 1441 A.H.

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, is felicitating with the entire Muslim Ummah on the auspicious occasion of the forthcoming Ramadan, 1441 A.H.

”May Allah spare our lives to this and many more Ramadans on the surface of the earth and give us the ability to carry out good deeds as much as possible because of the multiplicity of its virtues and the blessings of Allah in the Month,”the Council prays.

In the same vein, the Council enjoins ”all Muslims to be prayerful unto Allah, especially in the Month (Ramadan), to help our Nation and the world in general and our leaders in particular to be able to overcome the current COVID-19 pandemic.”

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 1441 AH immediately after sunset on Thursday, April 23, 2020, which is equivalent to 29th Sha’aban 1441 AH.

If the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, then His Eminence would declare Friday, April 24, 2020 as the first day of Ramadan 1441 AH. If, however, the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Saturday, April 25, 2020 automatically becomes the first of Ramadan, 1441 AH.

Social distancing
His Eminence also directs the Muslim Ummah ”to practice social distancing when looking out for the crescent and specifically advises that people should look for the crescent at their residences without going out in groups.”

The Council hereby enjoins the Muslims all over the Country to be on the lookout for the announcement of His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the commencement of the 1441 AH Ramadan fast.

In addition to the established and traditional Islamic leaders in each locality, members of the (NMSC) who can be contacted to report credible positive sighting of the Ramadan crescent are as follows:


1         Sheikh  Dahir Bauchi 08036121311

2         Sheikh  Karibullah Kabara     08035537382

3         Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrin     08033140010

4         Sheikh  Salihu Yaaqub         07032558231

5         Mal. Jafar Abubakar  08020878075

6        Alhaji Abdullahi Umar   08037020607

7         Professor J.M. Kaura        08067050641

8         Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar 08036509363

9         Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen        08035740333

10       Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke     08035050804

11       Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje   08028327463


12       Gafar M. Kuforiji        08033545208

13       Professor Usman El-Nafaty          08062870892

14       Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salihu  08038522693

15       Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku     0805 7041968

16       Imam Manu

Muhammad    08036999841

17       Qadee Ahamad Bobboy        08035914285

18       Professor Z. I. Oboh Oseni          08033574431

19       Nurudeen Asunogie D.         08033533012

20       Sheikh  Bala Lau       08037008805


21       Sheikh  Sani Yahaya Jingir   08065687545

22       Sheikh  AbdurRahman Ahmad        08023141752

23       Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen 08055322087

24       Sheikh  Lukman Abdallah     08052242252

25       Sheikh  Sulaiman Gumi        08033139153

26       Sheikh Adam Idoko   08036759892

27       Alhaji Yusuf Nwoha      08030966956


28       Alhaji AbdulBariu Kareem        09096369117

29       Professor Kamil K. Oloso   08023098661

30       Malam Usman Mahmud        08034540120

31       Malam Yahaya Boyi   08030413634

32       Ustaz Mukail Abdurraheem   08099370109

33       Professor Sambo Wali Junaidu     08037157100

The Council wished all Nigerian Muslims and their counterparts all over the world happy Ramadan in advance.

Source: Voice of Nigeria