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Sultan directs Muslims to look out for new moon

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar has directed Muslims in the country to start looking for the new crescent moon of Rajab 1443, After Hijra.

He made the call in a statement by the chairman Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs Sultanate Council Sokoto state, Prof Sambo Wali Junaidu, on Monday.

According to the statement, the new moon is expected on Tuesday the 1 of February 2022, equivalent to 29 of Jumada Assaniya 1443 After Hijra.

The statement added that if sighted, the information should be forwarded to the nearest district or village head for onward communication to the Sultan.

Writing by Nasir Malali; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino