New Moon: Sultan of Sokoto Declares Sunday As First Dhul-Qadah 1444AH
The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Sunday, May 21, as the first day of Dhul-Qadah 1444AH.
This was stated on Saturday by Sambo Junaidu, Chairman of the Sultanate Council of Sokoto’s Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs.
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“The Sultanate Council Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, in collaboration with the National Moon Sighting Committee, received no report confirming the sighting of the Dhul-Qadah 1444AH crescent on Friday.”
“As a result, Saturday, May 20, will be the 30th of Shawwal 1444AH.”
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“The sultan accepted the report and declared Sunday, May 21, 1444AH, as the first day of Dhul-Qadah,” Junaidu said.
Dhul-Qadah, one of Islam’s four sacred months, is the 11th month on the Islamic calendar, preceding Dhul-Hijjah.