As Ramadan begins today, the Sultan of Sokoto calls for prayers against insecurity.

Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto and the spiritual head of the Muslims in Nigeria, has proclaimed Monday, March 11, 2024, to be the first day of Ramadan.

The moon was visible in practically every region of the nation earlier on Sunday, the Sultan stated, “signifying tomorrow, March 11, as the first day of Ramadan 1445, as it is the 29th day of the Month of Shaban.”

The Sultan stated, “We received the information from Muslim authorities throughout the nation, and we acknowledge the sighting of the moon properly.

He urged all Muslims in the nation to begin fasting today in accordance with Islamic principles.

He asked Muslims to pray during this Ramadan to stop the nation’s growing insecurity.

He urged all Muslims to pray during Ramadan for the leaders to carry out their responsibilities without fear of God.

In addition, he exhorted all Muslims within and outside the nation to observe the fast in the utmost awe of God and urged the wealthy to provide food for the poor during the Holy Month.


Ramadan Begins On Thursday – Sultan Of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has announced that the new crescent has been sighted, which marks the beginning of Ramadan 1444AH.

The President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), disclosed this in a live broadcast held on Wednesday evening, March 22, calling on Muslims to pray for Nigeria during the holy month.

“Today Wednesday, the 29th day of Shaaban 1444 AH, which is equivalent to 22nd of March 2023 marks the end of the month of Shaaban.

After receiving reports of moon sighting from Muslim leaders and organizations across the length and breadth of our great country, which were duly authenticated and verified by the state and National Moon Sighting Committees, consequently tomorrow Thursday 23rd day of March 2023 becomes the first day of Ramadan 1444 AH. We therefore called on all Muslims to commence fasting accordingly.

As we just concluded the 2023 general elections, and leaders emerged at national and state levels by Allah’s will. We therefore called on all Muslims to use this Holy Month for extra prayers for their successes in steering the affairs of our great country.” the Sultan said.