Ramadan moon sighted, 2023 fasting starts Thursday – Sultan
President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, announced that 1444AH Ramadan will start in the country on Thursday, March 23, 2023. This was mentioned on Wednesday in a broadcast.
The new moon of Ramadan was sighted in Damaturu, Potiskum, and different parts of the country. The Sultan affirmed that reports of the moon sighting were received from Muslim leaders and organisations across the country.
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“After due verification and authentication by the national moon sighting committee and states committees’ confirmation, as well as routine scrutiny, I hereby announce the sighting of the new moon of Ramadan signifies the end of Sha’aban 1444AH.
”In accordance with Islamic law, Muslim ummah is to commence fasting on Thurday accordingly,” he said.
The Sultan enjoined Muslim faithful to devote themselves fully to the worship of Allah throughout the holy month, urging them to use the period to pray for the progress, peace and prosperity of the nation.
He called for sustained prayers for the new-elected leaders to enable them to lead the country to prosperity.