Sultan advises Muslims to look for the new moon of Muharram 

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has advised the Muslims Ummah to start looking for the new moon of Muharram from today, Friday July6, 2024, which is equivalent to 29th Zulhijjah 1445 AH.

This was contained in a press statement issued and made available to newsmen in Sokoto by the chairman Sultanate Council Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Professor Sambo Wali Junaidu. 

The statement further advised Muslims to report its sighting to the nearest District Head for onward communication to the Sultanate council.

The two paragraphs statement read thus:  “This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that today, Friday 6th July 2024 which is equivalent to 29th day of Zulhijjah 1445 AH shall be the day to look for the new moon of Muharram 1446 AH.

“Muslims are therefore requested to start looking for the new moon of Muharram 1446 on Friday and report its sighting to the nearest village or district head for onward communication to His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar CFR, mni the Sultan of Sokoto.”