The New moon signifies the end of the Ramadan period and the celebration of Eid-el-fitr among muslims all over the globe.
The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has encouraged Muslim partaking the Ramadan in Nigeria to look out for the new Islamic moon of Shawwal from Friday 22 May 2020.
This was presented in a statement released by NSCIA Deputy Secretary-General, Salisu Shehu, on Monday in Abuja.
Salisu Shehu praised faithful Muslims who are observing the Ramadan of 1441 AH and prayed to almighty Allah to avail all Muslims the opportunity to witness another Ramadan in good health.
In his words;
“Following the advice by the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC) that Friday May 22, 2020 which is equivalent to 29th Ramadan, 1441 AH is the first day to look for the Crescent of Shawwal, 1441 AH.
“However, on that day, the moon will set few minutes before the sun, which makes the sighting of the crescent practically impossible.
“Nonetheless, the President-General of NSCIA in compliance with the Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW) enjoins the Nigerian Muslims to search for the crescent of Shawwal 1441 AH, immediately after sunset on Friday May 22, which is equivalent to 29th Ramadan, 1441 AH,” he said.
Mr. Shehu encouraged Muslim faithful across the country to await likely announcement by NSCIA President General on the termination of the 2020 Ramadan fast as at when due.