Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affiars (NSCIA)Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affiars (NSCIA)Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affiars (NSCIA)
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NSCIA President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar

Date: 28th Sha’aban, 1433 AH

31st March, 2022

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 1443 AH Ramadan Fast. The Council prays that Allah spares the lives of every Muslim to participate in the ibaadah exercise and to maximize the benefits therein.

Consequent upon the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), the President-General enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Ramadan 1443 AH immediately after sunset on Friday, April 1st, 2022, which is equivalent to 29th Sha’aban 1443 AH.

If the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, then His Eminence would declare Saturday, 2nd April 2022 as the first day of Ramadan 1443 AH. If, however, the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Sunday, 3rd April 2022, automatically becomes the first of Ramadan, 1443 AH.

In addition to the established and traditional Islamic leaders in each locality, the following members of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC) can be contacted to report credible and positive sighting of the Crescent of Ramadan 1443 AH:

One of the special devotional activities in the month of Ramadan is Tafsir – which is meant to enlighten humanity, particularly Muslims, on the treasures and blessings of the Quranic messages. The Tafsir sessions therefore should be devoted to preaching inter and intra – religious harmony, peaceful co-existence, promotion of good citizenship, neighbourliness and governance.In the same vein, the Council enjoins all Muslims to be more prayerful unto Allah, especially in this Month, (Ramadan), to help our Nation, the world in general and our leaders in particular to overcome the current   challenges confronting the nation and the world.Furthermore, Council urges Muslims and non-Muslims alike to be vigilant and take extra security and health-measures to protect ourselves, loved ones and neighbours. Fasting brothers and sisters should ensure they have enough rest and consume sufficient fluid after each day’s fast.Council also appeals to endowed Muslims in the country to extend acts of charity to the less privilege within their neighbourhoods before, during and after the month of Ramadan. The Council also admonishes traders to neither hoard food products, nor unduly hike the prices of consumer goods unnecessarily during the period of the fast.The Council hereby enjoins the Muslims all over the Country to be on the lookout for the announcement on the night of Friday 1st of April 2022 by His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the commencement of the 1443 AH Ramadan fast.We wish all Nigerian Muslims and their counterparts all over the world happy Ramadan in advance.Allahuma Baligna Ramadan. Amin
SignedArc. Zubairu Haruna Usman-Ugwu
Director of Administration
Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs

1 Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi 08036121311 Sayyadibashir26@yahoo.com
2 Sheikh  Karibullah Kabara 08035537382 malamkabara@yahoo.com
3 Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Abdullahi Al-Ilory 08023126335 habibelilory@ymail.com
4 Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseni 08033574431 oseni@unilorin.edu.ng
5 Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrin 08033140010 simwaljibril@yahoo.com
6 Sheikh  Salihu Yaaqub 07032558231 Salihumy11@hotmail.com.com
7 Mal. Jafar Abubakar 08020878075 Jaafaraa1434@gmail.com
8 Alh. Abdullahi Umar 08037020607 waziringwandu@yahoo.com
9 Prof. J.M. Kaura 08067050641 Jmkaura56@yahoo.com
10 Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar 08036509363 Baumar277@gmail.com
11 Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen 08035740333 muhammadrabiusalahudeen@gmail.com
12 Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke 08035050804 jentleasad@yahoo.com
13 Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje 08028327463
14 Gafar M. Kuforiji 08033545208 kuforijiabdulwasiu@gmail.com
15 Prof. Usman El-Nafaty 08062870892 elnafaty@gmail.com
16 Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salihu 08038522693 zubairusalisu@yahoo.com
17 Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku 0805 7041968 udukku@yahoo.com
19 Imam Manu
08036999841 limaminmisau@gmail.com
20 Qadee Ahmad Bobboy 08035914285 adamawaemiratecouncil@yahoo.com
21 Nurudeen Asunogie 08033533012 hamdallah1999@yahoo.com
22 Sheikh  Bala Lau 08037008805
23 Sheikh  Sani Yahaya Jingir 08065687545 ustaznasirabdulmuhyi@yahoo.com
24 Sheikh  AbdurRahman Ahmad 08023141752 aahmadimam@yahoo.co.uk
25 Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen 08055322087 crescentgroup2000@gmail.com
26 Prof. Sambo Wali Junaidu 08037157100 sultanofsokoto@yaho.co.uk
27 Sheikh  Lukman Abdallah 08052242252 abuyatamaa@gmail.com
28 Sheikh  Sulaiman Gumi 08033139153 ssgummi@gmail.com
29 Arc. Zubairu Usman-Ugwu 08033467451 Zeeusman2012@gmail.com
30 Alh. AbdulBariu Kareem 09096369117 Donbru11@yahoo.com
31 Prof. Kamil K. Oloso 08023098661 kkoloso@yahoo.com
32 Malam Usman Mahmud 08034540120 turjajawaizu@gmail.com
33 Malam Yahaya Boyi 08030413634 sultanofsokoto@yahoo.co.uk
34 Ustaz Mukail Abdurraheem 08099370109 mikailabdurraheem@gmail.com
35 Ustaz Nurudeen Ibrahim 08027091623 Nurudeen.a.o.ibrahim@gmail.com

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