Eid-el-Fitri: NSCIA releases 31 contact details for moon-sighting notice – FULL DETAILS

Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar III [Photo Credit: Daily Trust]
Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar III [Photo Credit: Daily Trust]

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has released the statement below, detailing modalities for the sighting of the new moon to signal the end of this year’s Ramadan fast.

The statement also detailed the contact telephone and email addresses of 31 personalities across the country that should be contacted by anyone who sights  the new crescent.

“Following the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), the President-General enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Shawwal 1439 AH immediately after sunset on Thursday, 14th June, 2018 equivalent to 29th Ramadan 1439 AH,” the statement said.

“If the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, His Eminence would declare Friday, 15th June, 2018 as the first day of Shawwal and the day of ‘idul fitr. If, however, the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Saturday, 16th June, 2018 automatically becomes the first day of Shawwal, 1439 AH and the day of ‘idul fitr.

“Muslims all over the country are hereby enjoined to be on the lookout for the directive of His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the termination of this year’s Ramadan fast.”

See full statement and contact details of the personalities below

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 in Nigeria and all over the world on this year’s Ramadan Fast. The Council prays that Allah the Almighty accepts it from us as an act of Ibadah. Amin.

Following the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), the President-General enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Shawwal 1439 AH immediately after sunset on Thursday, 14th June, 2018 equivalent to 29th Ramadan 1439 AH.

If the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, His Eminence would declare Friday, 15th June, 2018 as the first day of Shawwal and the day of ‘idul fitr. If, however, the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Saturday, 16th June, 2018 automatically becomes the first day of Shawwal, 1439 AH and the day of ‘idul fitr.

Muslims all over the country are hereby enjoined to be on the lookout for the directive of His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the termination of this year’s Ramadan fast.

In addition to established and traditional Islamic leaders in each locality, members of the National Moon Sighting Committee who can be contacted for information and clarification are:

S/N NAME PHONE NO. E-MAIL
1 Sheikh  Tahir Bauchi 08032103733

08033058201

Sayyadibashir26@yahoo.com

Usmanusman9280@gmail.com

2 Sheikh KaribullahKabara 08035537382  
3 Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrin 08033140010 simwaljibril@yahoo.com
4 Sheikh  Salihu Yaaqub 07032558231 Salihumy11@yahoo.com
5 Mal. Jafar Abubakar 08020878075 jaafaraabubakar@yahoo.com
6 Alh. Abdullahi Umar 08037020607 waziringwandu@yahoo.com
7 Prof. J.M. Kaura 08067050641 Jmkaura56@yahoo.com
8 Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar 08036509363 Baumar277@gmail.com
9 Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Al-Ilory 08023126335 habibelilory@ymail.com
10 Sheikh  JamiuKewulere 08033881335 pgsouthwest85@gmail.com
11 Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen 08035740333 muhammadrabiusalahudeen@gmail.com
12 Sheikh  Abdur-Razzaq Ishola 08023864448

08051111063

hustaz@yahoo.com

sheikh@al@abrartravels.com

13 Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke 08035050804 jentleasad@yahoo.com
14 Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje 08028327463

08057752980

Ganiy.agbaje@nasrda.gov.ng

gagbaje@yahoo.co.uk

15 Gafar M. Kuforiji 08033545208 kuforijiabdulwasiu@gmail.com
16 Prof. Usman El-Nafaty 08062870892 elnafaty@gmail.com
17 Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salisu 08038522693 zubairusalisu@yahoo.com
18 Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku 0805 704 1968 udukku@yahoo.com
19 Imam Manu

Muhammad

08036999841

 

limaminmisau@gmail.com
20 Chief Imam of Yola Central Mosque 08035914285
21 Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseni 08033574431 oseni@unilorin.edu.ng

wazzioseni@gmail.com

22 NurudeenAsunogie D. 08033533012 hamdallah1999@yahoo.com
23 Sheikh  Bala Lau 08037008805

08052426880

balalaujibwisnigeria@gmail.com
24 Sheikh  Sani Yahaya Jingir 08065687545

 

25 Muhammad Nasir AbdulMuhyi 08065687545

08024333381

ustaznasirabdulmuhyi@yahoo.com
26 Sheikh AbdurRahman Ahmad 08023141752 aahmadimam@yahoo.co.uk
27 Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen 07032558231 info@bmics.com
28 Sheikh  Lukman Abdallah 08037861132
29 Sheikh Sulaiman Gumi 08033139153 ssgummi@gmail.com
30 Sheikh Adam Idoko 08036759892 imamcentral@yahoo.com
31 Alh. Yusuf Nwoha 08030966956

08026032997

yusufnwoha@gmail.com

 

While reminding the Ummah of the necessity of paying Zakatul-Fitri with the intention of lifting the hearts of the indigent members of the community, the Council urges all to ensure its delivery to the appropriate recipients (i.e. the poor) and guard against its diversion by any agent or intermediary.

All media houses in the country are requested to kindly publicise the awaited announcement by His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto.

‘Id Mubarak in advance!

signed

Prof. Salisu Shehu

Deputy Secretary-General

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