Ramadan fasting starts on Saturday as Sultan has confirmed the sighting of the moon.
Vondigest reports that the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has announced that 1443AH Ramadan will start in the country on Saturday, April 2.
The NSCIA President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, announced this on Friday in a broadcast.
Today, Friday 1st of April, 2022 marks the end of month of Sha’aban, 1443 and tomorrow Insha Allah we will start fasting in accordance with Shari’a. Available reports we received from many so states including Sokoto, Borno, Yobe, Zamfara, Katsina, Plateau, Kaduna and Kano all confirmed sighting of the new moon.
Consequently, we call on all Muslims to start the fasting in this Holy Month of Ramadan tomorrow, Insha Allah,” the Sultan said.
He charged the Muslim faithful in Nigeria to redouble efforts in praying to Almighty Allah to bring peace and stability to the country Nigeria.
This online platform understands that the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan also starts on Saturday in Saudi Arabia and some Arab countries.
During Ramadan, Muslims have to abstain from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to sunset.