END OF 1442 AH RAMADAN FAST CUM ‘IDUL-FITRI CELEBRATIONS

26th Ramadan, 1442 AH
8th May, 2021

"Do not begin the fast until you sight the (Ramadan) crescent and do not terminate fasting until you sight it (Shawwal Crescent). If the new moon is concealed from you, then work out what it should be."

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 successful completion of this year’s Ramadan Fast, and is wishing them all Allah's immeasurable rewards for fasting and His abundant blessings. The Council also prays that the Almighty Allah spare our lives to witness many happy returns of Ramadan on earth.

In preparation for the 1442 AH ‘Idul-Fitri celebrations, the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC) of the NSCIA has advised the President-General that the crescent of Shawwal should be searched for on Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 equivalent to 29th Ramadan, 1442 AH. If the crescent is actually sighted by informed persons on Tuesday night and His Eminence is so advised by the experts, he would address the Press to declare Wednesday, 12th May, 2021 as the first day of Shawwal (‘Id day). If, however, the crescent is not sighted on Tuesday night, Thursday, 13th May, 2021 automatically becomes the first of Shawwal, 1442 AH (‘Id day). A press statement to that effect would be issued on Tuesday night.

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


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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  SalihuYaaqub 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 Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen 08035740333 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
10 Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke 08035050804 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
11 Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje 08028327463
08057752980
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12 Gafar M. Kuforiji 08033545208 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
13 Prof. Usman El-Nafaty 08062870892 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
14 Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salihu 08038522693 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
15 Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku 0805 7041968 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
16 Imam Manu
Muhammad
08036999841 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
17 Qadee Ahamad Bobboy 08035914285 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
18 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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19 Nurudeen Asunogie 08033533012 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
20 Sheikh  Bala Lau 08037008805
08052426880
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21 Sheikh  Sani Yahaya Jingir 08065687545 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
22 Sheikh  AbdurRahman Ahmad 08023141752 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
23 Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen 08055322087 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
24 Sheikh  Lukman Abdallah 08052242252 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
25 Sheikh  Sulaiman Gumi 08033139153 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
26 Alh. AbdulBariu Kareem 09096369117 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
27 Prof. Kamil K. Oloso 08023098661 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
28 Malam Usman Mahmud 08034540120 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
29 Malam YahayaBoyi 08030413634 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
30 UstazMukailAbdurraheem 08099370109 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
31 Prof. Sambo WaliJunaidu 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-Fitri with 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.

Though Ramadan may have come to an end, the lessons in it must continue to reflect in the lives of Muslims. The Council encourages them to continue praying for peaceful co-existence in Nigeria, as they keep the virtues and gains of the sacred month as a spiritual guide towards our accelerated development as individuals and a nation.

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

‘Id Mubarak in advance!

Signed:

Prof. Salisu Shehu
Deputy Secretary General
Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs