28th Rajab 1445 AH
9th February 2024
CRESCENT SIGHTING FOR SHA’ABAN 1445AH
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, enjoins the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria to look out for the crescent of Sha’aban 1445AH after sunset on Saturday, 29th Rajab 1445AH (i.e., 10th February 2024).
Scientifically, the expected time for the conjunction of the moon is on Friday, 9th February 2024 by 11:59 p.m. Nigerian time. It is important to note that the moon appears and can be sighted usually long (even bearing other environmental factors) after the conjunction has taken place.
Prof. Salisu Shehu
Deputy Secretary General