No Sighting of Moon, Fasting Continues – NSCIA

Sultan of Sokoto

By Abdulraman Lawal – 22nd, May 2020

Muslims are to continue fasting on Saturday according to the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) who declares its National Moonsighting Committee said no moon was sighted in Nigeria on Friday.

The committee tweeted on Friday:

“There was no positive sighting report of the Shawwal crescent in Nigeria, tomorrow is 30th Ramadan. An official statement from the Sultanate will be released shortly.”

RegentAfrica Times observed that, several Muslim faithfuls already prepared to celebrate Eid-el-Fitri on Saturday. The announcement by NSCIA means Ramadan fast will extend to 30 days in 2020.

Meanwhile, in a statement by Sultan on Friday, he confirmed that the national moon sighting committee did not receive any report from the various moon sighting committees across the county confirming the sighting of the new moon of Shawwal 1441AH  on Friday 22nd of May 2020. He said therefore, Saturday, 23rd of  May 2020  is the 30th day of the month of Ramadan 1441AH.

He urges all Muslims to continue to pray for peace, Progress and development of the country while wishing them Allah’s guidance and blessings He wished all Muslims Happy Eid-ei-fitr.

 

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