General

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:

S/N     NAME  PHONE NO.    E-MAIL

1         Sheikh  Dahir Bauchi 08036121311  Sayyadibashir26@yahoo.com

2         Sheikh  Karibullah Kabara     08035537382  malamkabara@yahoo.com

3         Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrin     08033140010  simwaljibril@yahoo.com

4         Sheikh  Salihu Yaaqub         07032558231  Salihumy11@hotmail.com.com

5         Mal. Jafar Abubakar  08020878075  Jaafaraa1434@gmail.com

6        Alhaji Abdullahi Umar   08037020607  waziringwandu@yahoo.com

7         Professor J.M. Kaura        08067050641  Jmkaura56@yahoo.com

8         Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar 08036509363  Baumar277@gmail.com

9         Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen        08035740333          muhammadrabiusalahudeen@gmail.com

10       Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke     08035050804  jentleasad@yahoo.com

11       Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje   08028327463

08057752980  Ganiy.agbaje@nasrda.gov.ng

gagbaje@yahoo.co.uk

12       Gafar M. Kuforiji        08033545208  kuforijiabdulwasiu@gmail.com

13       Professor Usman El-Nafaty          08062870892  elnafaty@gmail.com

14       Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salihu  08038522693  zubairusalisu@yahoo.com

15       Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku     0805 7041968 udukku@yahoo.com

16       Imam Manu

Muhammad    08036999841  limaminmisau@gmail.com

17       Qadee Ahamad Bobboy        08035914285  adamawaemiratecouncil@yahoo.com

18       Professor Z. I. Oboh Oseni          08033574431  oseni@unilorin.edu.ng

wazzioseni@gmail.com

19       Nurudeen Asunogie D.         08033533012  hamdallah1999@yahoo.com

20       Sheikh  Bala Lau       08037008805

08052426880  balalaujibwisnigeria@gmail.com

21       Sheikh  Sani Yahaya Jingir   08065687545  ustaznasirabdulmuhyi@yahoo.com

22       Sheikh  AbdurRahman Ahmad        08023141752  aahmadimam@yahoo.co.uk

23       Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen 08055322087          crescentgroup2000@gmail.com

24       Sheikh  Lukman Abdallah     08052242252  abuyatamaa@gmail.com

25       Sheikh  Sulaiman Gumi        08033139153  ssgummi@gmail.com

26       Sheikh Adam Idoko   08036759892  imamidoko@gmail.com

27       Alhaji Yusuf Nwoha      08030966956

08026032997  yusufnwoha@gmail.com

28       Alhaji AbdulBariu Kareem        09096369117  Donbru11@yahoo.com

29       Professor Kamil K. Oloso   08023098661  kkoloso@yahoo.com

30       Malam Usman Mahmud        08034540120  turjajawaizu@gmail.com

31       Malam Yahaya Boyi   08030413634  sultanofsokoto@yahoo.co.uk

32       Ustaz Mukail Abdurraheem   08099370109  mikailabdurraheem@gmail.com

33       Professor Sambo Wali Junaidu     08037157100  sultanofsokoto@yaho.co.uk

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

Source: Voice of Nigeria