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By: Oluwatosin Adesola
The sultan of Sokoto and President, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Muhammed Sa’ad Abubakar has directed Muslims to look out for the new moon of Shawwal tomorrow Monday.
A statement signed by chairman advisory committee on religouos affairs at the sultanate council professor Sambo Wali Junaid and made available to newsmen in Sokoto said monday the third of June 2019 is equivalent to Islamic calendar twenty ninth of Ramadan 1440 AH which the day to look for the new moon of Shawwal 1440 A.H.
The statement further advised Muslims to report sighting of the new moon to the nearest village or district head for onward communication to the sultan.
It also added that report of sighting of the new moon could be communicated through the following phone numbers 070 671 469 00 , 08035 965 322, 070 663 030 77, 080 3715 7100, 080 654 804 05