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NSCIA Tasks Nigerian Muslims to Be Alert for the 2023 Ramadan Moon Sighting

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Ramadan 2023: Look out for new moon, NSCIA tasks Nigerian Muslims | Premium  Times NigeriaBy Uche Amunike

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has tasked Nigerian Muslims nationwide to be at alert and watch out for the Ramadan moon sighting from Wednesday.

According to a statement signed by the NSCIA Director of Administration, Zubairu Usman-Ugwu and released to newsmen, the Ramadan moon sighting usually begins immediately after the sun sets on Wednesday 29, Sha’aban, 1444 AH, which is equivalent to March 22.

Speaking, through the statement, Mr Usman-Ugwu explained that after the Ramadan moon sighting on the said evening by the Muslims, the Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Saad, will declare Thursday, March 23rd as the first day of Ramadan 1444 AH.

He further stated, that if however, the Ramadan moon sighting failed on the said day, Friday March 24th will automatically become the first day of Ramadan.

Recall that Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic Calendar observed by Muslims all over the world as a month of prayers, fasting, reflection and giving alms to the poor.

The President-General of the NSCIA is His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar. He has called on every Muslim to take participate actively in the forthcoming Ramadan and prayed that Allah would spare the lives of every Muslim do they can participate fully and gain maximally from the noble act of worship.

Some members of the National Moon-Sighting Committee (NMSC) have been appointed, apart from the established and traditional Islamic leaders in every locality to be contacted, if there is a credible and positive sighting of the moon.

They are:

S/N 1

NAME Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi

PHONE NO.

08036121311

EMAIL ADDRESS

Sayyadibashir26@yahoo.com

S/N 2

NAME

Sheikh Karibullah Kabara

PHONE NO.

08035537382

EMAIL ADDRESS

malamkabara@yahoo.com

S/N

3

NAME Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Abdullahi Al-Ilory

PHONE NO.

08023126335

EMAIL ADDRESS

habibelilory@ymail.com

 

 

S/N 4

NAME

Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseni

PHONE NO.

08033574431

EMAIL ADDRESS

oseni@unilorin.edu.ngwazzioseni@gmail.com

S/N 5

NAME Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrin

PHONE NO.

08033140010

EMAIL ADDRESS

simwaljibril@yahoo.com

S/N 6

NAME Sheikh Salihu Yaaqub

PHONE NO.

07032558231

EMAIL ADDRESS

Salihumy11@hotmail.com.com

 

S/N 7

NAME Mal. Jafar Abubakar

PHONE NO.

08020878075

EMAIL ADDRESS

Jaafaraa1434@gmail.com

S/N

8

NAME

Alh. Abdullahi Umar

PHONE NO.

08037020607

EMAIL ADDRESS

waziringwandu@yahoo.com

S/N

9

NAME

Prof. J. M. Kaura

PHONE NO.

08067050641

EMAIL ADDRESS

Jmkaura56@yahoo.com

 

S/N 10

NAME

Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar

PHONE NO.

08036509363

EMAIL ADDRESS

Baumar277@gmail.com

S/N

11

NAME Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen

PHONE NO.

08035740333

EMAIL ADDRESS

muhammadrabiusalahudeen@gmail.com

S/N

12

NAME Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke

PHONE NO.

08035050804

EMAIL ADDRESS

jentleasad@yahoo.com

S/N 13

NAME

Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje

PHONE NO.

0802832746308057752980

EMAIL ADDRESS

Ganiy.agbaje@nasrda.gov.ng gagbaje@yahoo.co.uk

S/N

14

NAME

Gafar M. Kuforiji

PHONE NO.

08033545208

EMAIL ADDRESS

kuforijiabdulwasiu@gmail.com

S/N

15

NAME

Prof. Usman El-Nafaty

PHONE NO.

08062870892

EMAIL ADDRESS

elnafaty@gmail.com

S/N 16

NAME Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salihu

 

PHONE NO.

 

08038522693

 

EMAIL ADDRESS

zubairusalisu@yahoo.com

 

S/N 17

 

NAME Imam ManuMuhammad

 

PHONE NO.

08036999841

 

EMAIL ADDRESS

 

limaminmisau@gmail.com

 

S/N 18

 

NAME

Qadee Ahmad Bobboy

 

PHONE NO.

 

08035914285

 

EMAIL ADDRESS

adamawaemiratecouncil@yahoo.com

S/N 19

NAME

Nurudeen Asunogie

PHONE NO.

08033533012

EMAIL ADDRESS

hamdallah1999@yahoo.com

S/N

20

NAME

Sheikh Bala Lau

PHONE NO.

08037008805, 08052426880

EMAIL ADDRESS

balalaujibwisnigeria@gmail.com

S/N

21

NAME

Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir

PHONE NO.

08065687545

EMAIL ADDRESS

ustaznasirabdulmuhyi@yahoo.com

S/N 22

NAME

Sheikh AbdurRahman Ahmad

PHONE NO.

08023141752

EMAIL ADDRESS

aahmadimam@yahoo.co.uk

S/N

23

NAME Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen

PHONE NO.

08055322087

EMAIL ADDRESS

crescentgroup2000@gmail.com

S/N

24

NAME

Prof. Sambo Wali Junaidu

PHONE NO.

08037157100

EMAIL ADDRESS

sultanofsokoto@yaho.co.uk

S/N 25

NAME

Sheikh Lukman Abdallah

PHONE NO.

08052242252

EMAIL ADDRESS

abuyatamaa@gmail.com

S/N

26

NAME

Sheikh Sulaiman Gumi

PHONE NO.

08033139153

EMAIL ADDRESS

ssgummi@gmail.com

S/N

27

NAME

Arc. Zubairu Usman-Ugwu

PHONE NO.

08033467451

EMAIL ADDRESS

Zeeusman2012@gmail.com

S/N 28

NAME Alh. AbdulBariu Kareem

 

PHONE NO.

09096369117

 

EMAIL ADDRESS

Donbru11@yahoo.com

 

S/N 29

NAME Prof. Kamil K. Oloso

 

PHONE NO 08023098661

EMAIL ADDRESS

 

kkoloso@yahoo.com

 

S/N 30

 

NAME Malam Usman Mahmud

PHONE NO 0803450120

 

EMAIL ADDRESS

 

turjajawaizu@gmail.com

S/N 31

 

NAMEMalam Yahaya Boyi

 

PHONE NO.

 

08030413634

 

EMAIL ADDRESS

sultanofsokoto@yahoo.co.uk

 

S/N 32

 

NAME Ustaz Mukail Abdurraheem

 

PHONE NO.

08099370109

 

EMAIL ADDRESS

 

mikailabdurraheem@gmail.com

 

S/N 33

 

NAME

Ustaz Nurudeen Ibrahim

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