TERMINATION OF RAMADAN 1438 A.H. FAST AND ‘IDUL-FITR CELEBRATION

Whenever you sight the new moon (of the month of Ramadan) observe fast, and when you sight it (the new moon of Shawwal) break it, and if the sky is cloudy for you, then observe fast for thirty days. (Sahih Muslim)

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President General, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, the Sultan of Sokoto, felicitates with the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria and all over the world on the successful completion of Ramadan, 1438 A.H. fast. The Council prays that the Almighty Allah spare our lives to witness many happy returns of Ramadan on earth.

Following the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC) of NSCIA, the President-General enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Shawwal 1438 A.H. immediately after sunset on Saturday, 24th June, 2017 equivalent to 29th Ramadan 1438 A.H. and report to the appropriate quarters. Where the authorities are satisfied that the crescent has been duly sighted, His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, would announce the termination of Ramadan fast and the observance of ‘Idul-Fitr prayer the following day.

If, however, the crescent of Shawwal is not sighted on the night of Saturday, 24th June, 2017, the Ramadan fast will therefore complete 30 days on Sunday, 25th June, 2017. Thus, Monday, 26th June, 2017 automatically becomes the first of Shawwal, 1438 A.H. and the day of ‘Idul-Fitr.

In addition to established and traditional Islamic leaders in each locality, members of the National Moon Sighting Committee who can be contacted for information and clarification are:

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Mallam Hafiz Wali

08036009090

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Sheikh  Tahir Bauchi

08032103733

08033058201

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Sheikh  Karibullah Kabara

08035537382

 

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Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrin

08033140010

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Sheikh  Salihu Yaaqub

07032558231

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Mal. Jafar Abubakar

08020878075

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Alh. Abdullahi Umar

08037020607

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Prof. J.M. Kaura

08067050641

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Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar

08036509363 

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Sheikh  Habeebullah Adam Al-Ilory

08023126335

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Sheikh  Jamiu Kewulere

08033881335

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Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen

08035740333

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Sheikh  Abdur-Razzaq Ishola

08023864448

08051111063

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Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke

08035050804

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Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje

08028327463

08057752980

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Gafar M. Kuforiji

08033545208

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Prof. Usman El-Nafaty

08062870892

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Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salisu

08038522693

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Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku

0805 704 1968

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Imam Manu

Muhammad

08036999841

 

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Chief Imam of Yola Central Mosque

08035914285

 

 

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Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseni

08033574431

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Nurudeen Asunogie D.

08033533012

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Sheikh  Bala Lau

08037008805

08052426880

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Sheikh  Sani Yahaya Jingir

08065687545

 

 

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Muhammad Nasir AbdulMuhyi

08065687545

08024333381

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Sheikh  AbdurRahman Ahmad

08023141752

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Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen

07032558231

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Sheikh  Lukman Abdallah

08037861132

 

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Sheikh  Sulaiman Gumi

08033139153

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Sheikh Adam Idoko

08036759892

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Alh. Yusuf Nwoha

08030966956

08026032997

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Mal. Isa Okonkwo

08037861407

 

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The Council hereby enjoins the Muslims all over the country to be on the lookout for the directive of His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the termination of 1438 A.H. Ramadan fast.

While reminding the Ummah of the necessity of paying Zakatul-Fitr with the intention of lifting the hearts of the indigent members of the community, the NSCIA felicitates with Nigerian Muslims on the completion of this year's Ramadan Fast, wishing them abundant blessings from Almighty Allah. It urges them to continue to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari’s health and for the peaceful co-existence of all Nigerians and keep the valued lessons and gains of the sacred month as spiritual guide. We must also pray for our dear Country.

 

All media houses in the country are kindly requested to promptly publicise any announcement by His Eminence the President-General of the NSCIA and the Sultan of Sokoto.

 

‘Id Mubarak!

Signed

Ustaz Christian Isa Okonkwo,

Director of Administration (DA),

NSCIA.