#RAMADAN1438: Moon Sighting Committee and Numbers To Call

#RAMADAN1438: Moon Sighting Committee and Numbers To Call

NSCIA, Abuja: The month of Ramadan (is that) in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. present at his home), he must observe fasting that month… (Q. Al-Baqarah 2:185).

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, felicitates with the entire Muslim Ummah on the auspicious occasion of Ramadan, 1438 A.H. The Council prays that Allah grant the Ummah the opportunity to maximise the benefits and blessings of the Holy Month.

It is appreciative to note that, since the last Ramadan fast, the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC) of NSCIA, advises the President-General on the commencement of every lunar month. Based upon that, the President-General, always makes monthly declaration of the commencement of every lunar month.

Following the advice of NMSC, the President-General enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Ramadan 1438 AH on the night of Friday, 26th May, 2017 equivalent to 29th Sha’ban 1438 AH. If the crescent is actually sighted by Muslims of impeccable characters on the said night and communicated to the appropriate quarters, His Eminence would declare Saturday, 27th May, 2017 as the first day of Ramadan. If, however, the crescent is not sighted on that day, then, Sunday, 28th May, 2017 automatically becomes the first of Ramadan, 1438 AH.

The Council hereby enjoins the Muslims all over the Country to be on the lookout for the directive of His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the commencement of the 1438 AH Ramadan fast.

In addition to the established and traditional Islamic leaders in each locality, members of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC) who can be contacted for information and clarification are as follows:
S/N NAME PHONE NO. E-MAIL
1 Mallam Hafiz Wali 08036009090 [email protected]

2 Sheikh Tahir Bauchi 08032103733
08033058201 [email protected]
[email protected]

3 Sheikh Karibullah Kabara 08035537382
4 Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrin 08033140010 [email protected]

5 Sheikh Salihu Yaaqub 07032558231 [email protected]

6 Mal. Jafar Abubakar 08020878075 [email protected]

7 Alh. Abdullahi Umar 08037020607 [email protected]

8 Prof. J.M. Kaura 08067050641 [email protected]

9 Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar 08036509363 [email protected]

S/N NAME PHONE NO. E-MAIL
1 Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Al-Ilory 08023126335 [email protected]

2 Sheikh Jamiu Kewulere 08033881335 [email protected]

3 Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen 08035740333 [email protected]

4 Sheikh Abdur-Razzaq Ishola 08023864448
08051111063 [email protected]
[email protected]@abrartravels.com

5 Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke 08035050804 [email protected]

6 Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje 08028327463
08057752980 [email protected]
[email protected]

7 Gafar M. Kuforiji 08033545208 [email protected]

S/N NAME PHONE NO. E-MAIL
1 Prof. Usman El-Nafaty 08062870892 [email protected]

2 Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salisu 08038522693 [email protected]

3 Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku 0805 704 1968 [email protected]

4 Imam Manu
Muhammad 08036999841
[email protected]

5 Chief Imam of Yola Central Mosque 08035914285

S/N NAME PHONE NO. E-MAIL
1 Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseni 08033574431 [email protected]
[email protected]

2 Nurudeen Asunogie D. 08033533012 [email protected]

S/N NAME PHONE NO. E-MAIL
1 Sheikh Bala Lau 08037008805
08052426880 [email protected]

2 Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir 08065687545

3 Muhammad Nasir AbdulMuhyi 08065687545
08024333381 [email protected]

4 Sheikh AbdurRahman Ahmad 08023141752 [email protected]

5 Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen 07032558231 [email protected]

6 Sheikh Lukman Abdallah 08037861132
7 Sheikh Sulaiman Gumi 08033139153 [email protected]

S/N NAME PHONE NO. E-MAIL
1 Sheikh Adam Idoko 08036759892 [email protected]

2 Alh. Yusuf Nwoha 08030966956
08026032997 [email protected]

3 Mal. Isa Okonkwo 08037861407
[email protected]

As we wish all Nigerian Muslims happy Ramadan in advance, we enjoin each and every Muslim to use the spirit of Ramadan to seek the face of God towards our national development. We also urge all of us to seize the opportunity of Ramadan to pray to Allah to grant our President, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, a speedy recovery and the wherewithal to pilot the affairs of Nigeria to greatness (Ameen).

Allahuma Baligna Ramadan!

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