Sultan directs Muslims to observe new moon of Rajab today


The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has directed Muslim Ummah to watch for the new Moon of Rajab 1445 AH starting today.

The Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council Sokoto, Prof Sambo Janaidu announced in a statement on Thursday.

“This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Friday, January 12, equivalent to the 29th day of Jumada-Assani 1445 AH, shall be the day to search for the new moon of Rajab 1445 AH.

“Muslims are requested to commence the search on Friday and report its sighting to the nearest District or Village Head for communication to the Sultan,” the statement said.

The Sultan extended his prayers, seeking Allah’s assistance for all Muslims in fulfilling their religious duties.

Rajab, the seventh month in the Islamic calendar, is considered one of the four sacred months in Islam during which battles are prohibited.