The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of Nigeria’s Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has told the Muslim community to look out for the new Moon of Rabi Al-Thani.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Sultan issued the directive in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, on Monday.
According to the Islamic Calendar, Rabi Al-Thani is the fourth month that comes after the month of Rabi Al-Awwal in which the majority of Muslims celebrate Maulid.
“This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Oct. 25, which is equivalent to the 29th day of Rabi Al-Awwal 1444AH, shall be the day to look out for the new moon of Rabi Al-Thani 1444AH
“Muslims are, therefore, requested to start looking for the new moon on Tuesday and report its sighting to the nearest district or village head for onward communication to the Sultan,’’ he said
Abubakar also prayed to Allah to help the Muslim community in the discharge of their religious duties