The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar tye 3rd, has urged Muslims across the country to look for the new moon of Shawwal on Friday.
The Deputy Secretary-General of the council, Salisu Shehu, said this in a statement.
According to Shehu, following the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee, Friday, 22nd May, 2020, which is equivalent to 29th Ramadan, 1441 AH, is the first day to look for the Crescent of Shawwal, 1441 After Hijra.
He added that the Sultan felicitates with the entire Muslim Ummah in Nigeria and all over the world on the 1441 Ramadan Fast, praying that Allah grant us the opportunity to witness more of it on earth.
While reminding the Ummah of the necessity of paying Zakatul-Fitri with the intention of lifting the hearts of the indigent members of the community, the council urges all to ensure its delivery to the appropriate recipients and guard against its diversion by any agent or intermediary.