Sultan Of Sokoto Announces Start Of Ramadan 1437 – The Sultan of Sokoto has announced the sighting of the moon which marks the beginning of the month of Ramadan.
The Sultan, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, who is the leader of Muslims in Nigeria, confirmed that the moon had been sighted in different parts of the country, and that Muslims were to begin their fast.
In a speech, the Sultan added the sighting had been verified by the National Moon Sighting Committee.
”Today, 29th Day of Shaaban, 1437 AH, equivalent to June, 5, 2016, therefore marks the end of Shaaban. Therefore, tomorrow, June 6, 2016 is equivalent to the 1st of Ramadan,1437 AH,” he said.