The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged Muslims to look out for the new moon of Shawwal, 1442 AH on Tuesday night, May 11, 2021.
The Sultan gave the directive in a statement issued by NSCIA Deputy Secretary-General, Prof. Salisu Shehu.
According to the statement from the Sultan, if the new moon is actually sighted on Tuesday night, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, will be declared as the first day of Shawwal and Eid day.
The release added that if, however, the crescent is not sighted on Tuesday night, Thursday, May 13, 2021, automatically becomes the first of Shawwal, 1442 AH and Eid day.
The sighting of the moon of Shawwal, according to Islamic tradition, ends Ramadan and ushers in Eid-al-Fitr.