Date: 28th Sha’aban, 1443 AH
31st March, 2022
The month of Ramadan (is that) in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). “So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. present at his home), he must observe fasting that month”… (Q. Al-Baqarah 2:185)
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 on the auspicious occasion of the forthcoming 1443 AH Ramadan Fast. The Council prays that Allah spares the lives of every Muslim to participate in the ibaadah exercise and to maximize the benefits therein.
Consequent upon the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), the President-General enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Ramadan 1443 AH immediately after sunset on Friday, April 1st, 2022, which is equivalent to 29th Sha’aban 1443 AH.
If the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, then His Eminence would declare Saturday, 2nd April 2022 as the first day of Ramadan 1443 AH. If, however, the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Sunday, 3rd April 2022, automatically becomes the first of Ramadan, 1443 AH.
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 1443 AH:
|S/N||NAME||PHONE NO.||EMAIL ADDRESS|
|1||Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi||08036121311||Sayyadibashir26@yahoo.com|
|2||Sheikh Karibullah Kabaraemail@example.com|
|3||Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Abdullahi Al-Iloryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|4||Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseniemail@example.com
|5||Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|6||Sheikh Salihu Yaaqub||07032558231||Salihumy11@hotmail.com.com|
|7||Mal. Jafar Abubakar||08020878075||Jaafaraa1434@gmail.com|
|8||Alh. Abdullahi Umaremail@example.com|
|9||Prof. J.M. Kaura||08067050641||Jmkaura56@yahoo.com|
|10||Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar||08036509363||Baumar277@gmail.com|
|11||Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|12||Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayalekeemail@example.com|
|13||Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje||08028327463
|14||Gafar M. Kuforijifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|15||Prof. Usman El-Nafatyemail@example.com|
|16||Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salihufirstname.lastname@example.org|
|17||Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku||0805 email@example.com|
|20||Qadee Ahmad Bobboyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|22||Sheikh Bala Lau||08037008805
|23||Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingiremail@example.com|
|24||Sheikh AbdurRahman Ahmadfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|25||Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deenemail@example.com|
|26||Prof. Sambo Wali Junaidufirstname.lastname@example.org|
|27||Sheikh Lukman Abdallahemail@example.com|
|28||Sheikh Sulaiman Gumifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|29||Arc. Zubairu Usman-Ugwu||08033467451||Zeeusman2012@gmail.com|
|30||Alh. AbdulBariu Kareem||09096369117||Donbru11@yahoo.com|
|31||Prof. Kamil K. Olosoemail@example.com|
|32||Malam Usman Mahmudfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|33||Malam Yahaya Boyiemail@example.com|
|34||Ustaz Mukail Abdurraheemfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|35||Ustaz Nurudeen Ibrahim||08027091623||Nurudeen.email@example.com|
One of the special devotional activities in the month of Ramadan is Tafsir – which is meant to enlighten humanity, particularly Muslims, on the treasures and blessings of the Quranic messages. The Tafsir sessions therefore should be devoted to preaching inter and intra – religious harmony, peaceful co-existence, promotion of good citizenship, neighbourliness and governance.
In the same vein, the Council enjoins all Muslims to be more prayerful unto Allah, especially in this Month, (Ramadan), to help our Nation, the world in general and our leaders in particular to overcome the current challenges confronting the nation and the world.
Furthermore, Council urges Muslims and non-Muslims alike to be vigilant and take extra security and health-measures to protect ourselves, loved ones and neighbours. Fasting brothers and sisters should ensure they have enough rest and consume sufficient fluid after each day’s fast.
Council also appeals to endowed Muslims in the country to extend acts of charity to the less privilege within their neighbourhoods before, during and after the month of Ramadan. The Council also admonishes traders to neither hoard food products, nor unduly hike the prices of consumer goods unnecessarily during the period of the fast.
The Council hereby enjoins the Muslims all over the Country to be on the lookout for the announcement on the night of Friday 1st of April 2022 by His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the commencement of the 1443 AH Ramadan fast.
We wish all Nigerian Muslims and their counterparts all over the world happy Ramadan in advance.
Allahuma Baligna Ramadan. Amin
Arc. Zubairu Haruna Usman-Ugwu
Director of Administration
Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs
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