Islamic New Year: Sultan Calls On Muslims To Look Out For New Moon

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has called on Muslims to look out for the new moon of Muharram 1443 AH, on Sunday, Aug. 8.

Abubakar issued the directive on Saturday, in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto.

“This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Sunday, August 8, which is equivalent to 29th day of Dhul-Hijja 1442AH shall be the day to look out for the new moon of Muharram 1443AH.

The Sultan prayed Allah to assist Muslims in the discharge of their religious duties.

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