The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has called on Muslims to look out for the new moon of Rajab 1439AH.
Urging Muslims to fervently pray for peace and unity in the country, including sustainable development and growth.
The monarch made the call on Friday in Sokoto in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Wazirin Sokoto and Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sultanate Council.
“This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Saturday, March. 17, 2018, which is equivalent to 29 day of Jimada Assaniya 1439AH, shall be the day to look for the new moon of Rajab 1439AH.
“Muslims are, therefore, requested to start looking out for the new moon of Rajab 1439AH on Saturday and report its sighting to the nearest district or village head for onward communication to the Sultan,’’ the statement read.