FELICITATION AND MOONSIGHTING FOR RAMADAN 1439 A.H.

The month of Ramadan (is that) in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. present at his home), he must observe fasting that month… (Q. Al-Baqarah 2:185)

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, felicitates with the entire Muslim Ummah on the auspicious occasion of the forthcoming Ramadan, 1439 A.H. The Council prays that Allah grant the Ummah the opportunity to maximise the benefits and blessings of the Holy Month.

Following the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), the President-General enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Ramadan 1439 AH immediately after sunset on Wednesday, 16th May, 2018 equivalent to 29th Sha’aban 1439 AH. If the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, His Eminence would declare Thursday, 17th May, 2017 as the first day of Ramadan. If, however, the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Friday, 18th May, 2018 automatically becomes the first of Ramadan, 1439 AH.

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 1439 AH Ramadan fast.

In addition to the established and traditional Islamic leaders in each locality, members of the (NMSC) who can be contacted for information and clarification are as follows:


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NAME PHONE NO. E-MAIL
1 Sheikh  Tahir Bauchi 08032103733
08033058201
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2 Sheikh  Karibullah Kabara 08035537382  
3 Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrin 08033140010 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
4 Sheikh  Salihu Yaaqub 07032558231 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
5 Mal. Jafar Abubakar 08020878075 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
6 Alh. Abdullahi Umar 08037020607 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
7 Prof. J.M. Kaura 08067050641 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
8 Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar 08036509363  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
9 Sheikh  Habeebullah Adam Al-Ilory 08023126335 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
10 Sheikh  Jamiu Kewulere 08033881335 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
11 Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen 08035740333 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
12 Sheikh  Abdur-Razzaq Ishola 08023864448
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13 Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke 08035050804 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
14 Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje 08028327463
08057752980
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15 Gafar M. Kuforiji 08033545208 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
16 Prof. Usman El-Nafaty 08062870892 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
17 Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salisu 08038522693 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
18 Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku 0805 704 1968 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
19 Imam Manu
Muhammad
08036999841 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
20 Chief Imam of Yola Central Mosque 08035914285  
21 Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseni 08033574431 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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22 Nurudeen Asunogie D. 08033533012 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
23 Sheikh  Bala Lau 08037008805
08052426880
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24 Sheikh  Sani Yahaya Jingir 08065687545  
25 Muhammad Nasir AbdulMuhyi 08065687545
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26 Sheikh  AbdurRahman Ahmad 08023141752 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
27 Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen 07032558231 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
28 Sheikh  Lukman Abdallah 08037861132  
29 Sheikh  Sulaiman Gumi 08033139153 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
30 Sheikh Adam Idoko 08036759892 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
31 Alh. Yusuf Nwoha 08030966956
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We wish all Nigerian Muslims and their counterparts all over the world happy Ramadan in advance.
Allahuma Baligna Ramadan! Amin

Signed
Prof. Salisu Shehu
Deputy Secretary-General