New Moon: Sultan Of Sokoto Declares Sunday As 1st Day Of Dhul-Qadah 144AH, Confirms Sighting ๐ŸŒ™

Alhaji Saโ€™ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, has declared Sunday, May 21, the first day of Dhul-Qadah 1444AH.

Prof Sambo Junaidu, Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council of Sokoto, disclosed this on Saturday.

According to the statement, Dhul-Qadah is one of the four sacred months in Islam; the 11th month on the Islamic calendar comes before the month of Dhul-Hijjah.

โ€œThe Sultanate Council Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, in conjunction with the National Moon Sighting Committee, did not receive any report confirming the sighting of the crescent of Dhul-Qadah 1444AH on Friday.
โ€œTherefore, Saturday, May 20, will be the 30th day of Shawwal 1444AH.

โ€œThe sultan has accepted the report and accordingly declared Sunday, May 21, as the first day of Dhul-Qadah 1444AH,โ€ 
Junaidu said.

Dhul-Qadah, one of the four sacred months in Islam, is the 11th month on the Islamic calendar before Dhul-Hijjah.