END OF RAMADAN 1441 AH (2020G) FAST AND ‘IDUL-FITR CELEBRATIONS

۞يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الْأَهِلَّةِۖ قُلْ هِيَ مَوَاقِيتُ لِلنَّاسِ وَالْحَجَّ

“They ask you, [O Muhammad], about the new moons. Say, "They are measurements of time for the people and for Hajj.”(Al-Baqarah 2: 189)

هُوَ الَّذِي جَعَلَ الشَّمْسَ ضِيَاءً وَالْقَمَرَ نُورًا وَقَدَّرَهُ مَنَازِلَ لِتَعْلَمُوا عَدَدَ السِّنِينَ وَالْحِسَابَۚ  

“It is He who made the sun a shining light and the moon a derived light and determined for it phases - that you may know the number of years and account [of time].” (Yunus 10:5)

وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ اللَّيْلُ وَالنَّهَارُ وَالشَّمْسُ وَالْقَمَرُۚ لَا تَسْجُدُوا لِلشَّمْسِ وَلَا لِلْقَمَرِ وَاسْجُدُوا لِلَّهِ الَّذِي خَلَقَهُنَّ إِن كُنتُمْ إِيَّاهُ تَعْبُدُونَ 

“And of His signs are the night and day and the sun and moon. Do not prostrate to the sun or to the moon, but prostate to Allah, who created them, if it should be Him that you worship.” (Fusilat 41:37)

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 in Nigeria and all over the world on the 1441 AH Ramadan Fast. The Council prays that the Almighty Allah grant us the opportunity to witness more of it on earth. Amin.

Following the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), Friday, 22nd May, 2020(G) which is equivalent to 29th Ramadan, 1441 AH is the first day to look for the Crescent of Shawwal, 1441 AH. However, on that day, the moon will set few minutes before the sun which makes the sighting of the crescent practically impossible.

Nonetheless, the President-General, in compliance with the Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW), enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Shawwal 1441 AH immediately after sunset on Friday, 22nd May, 2020 equivalent to 29th Ramadan, 1441 AH.

Muslims all over the country are hereby enjoined to be on the lookout for the announcement by His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the termination of this year’s Ramadan fast.

In addition to established and traditional Islamic leaders in each locality, members of the National Moon Sighting Committee who can be contacted to report credible positive sighting of the Shawwal crescent are as follows:

S/N NAME PHONE NO. E-MAIL
1 Sheikh  Dahir Bauchi 08036121311 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2 Sheikh  Karibullah Kabara 08035537382 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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 08029032575 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
10 Ustaz Nurudeen Ibrahim 08027091623 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 08051111063 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. sheikh@ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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 Salihu 08038522693 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
18 Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku 0805 7041968 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 Qadee Ahamad Bobboy 08035914285 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
21 Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseni 08033574431 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
24 Sheikh  Sani Yahaya Jingir 08065687545 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
25 Sheikh  AbdurRahman Ahmad 08023141752 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
26 Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen 08055322087 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
27 Sheikh  Lukman Abdallah 08052242252 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
28 Sheikh  Sulaiman Gumi 08033139153 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
29 Sheikh Adam Idoko 08036759892 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
30 Alh. Yusuf Nwoha 08030966956 08026032997 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
31 Alh. AbdulBariu Kareem 09096369117 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
32 Prof. Kamil K. Oloso 08023098661 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
33 Malam Usman Mahmud 08034540120 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
34 Malam Yahaya Boyi 08030413634 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
35 Ustaz Mukail Abdurraheem 08099370109 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
36 Prof. Sambo Wali Junaidu 08037157100 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

While reminding the Ummah of the necessity of paying Zakatul-Fitriwith the intention of lifting the hearts of the indigent members of the community, the Council urges all to ensure its delivery to the appropriate recipients (i.e. the poor) and guard against its diversion by any agent or intermediary.

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

‘Id Mubarak in advance!

Signed

Prof. Salisu Shehu
Deputy Secretary-General, NSCIA