Sunday, June 26, 2022

BREAKING: Sultan of Sokoto Announces Tuesday As Muslim New Year reports that the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Tuesday as the first day of the Muslim New Year 1443 AH.

This was made known via a statement signed by the NSCIA Director of Administration, Arc. Zubairu Haruna Usman-Ugwu, in Abuja on Sunday.

The latest development means that Monday is the Dhul-Hijjah 30 and the last day of the Hijrah 1442.

The statement read, “Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, the President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Sultan of Sokoto, after considering the report of the National Moon Sighting Committee, has declared Tuesday, 10th August 2021 as the 1st day of Muharram, 1443 AH.”

The Sultan, who is also the President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), wished all Muslims a happy new year.

GreenNolly recalls that the Sultan had earlier directed Muslims to look out for the new moon of Muharram 1443 AH, on Sunday, August 8, 2021.

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