The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, wishes to inform the Nigerian Muslim Ummah that there was positive sighting of the crescent of Rabiul Awwal, 1440AH on the 29th of Safar, 1440AH, equivalent to 8th November, 2018. Therefore, Thursday, 8Th November, 2018 was the last day of Safar, 1440AH.
In line with the above, His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto, has approved Friday, 9th of November, 2018 as the 1st day of Rabiul Awwal, 1440AH.
The Council hereby enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to continue to promote peaceful coexistence and unity among all the citizens of the country.
Prof. Salisu Shehu