Alh. Sa’ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto

The Sultanate Council, Sokoto has directed Muslims to search for the New moon of Muharram, 1443AH on Sunday the 8th Day of August, 2021.

In a Statement signed by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs of the Sultanate, Prof. Sambo Wali Junaidu said the Sultan of Sokoto Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar (the Third) said Sunday is the Day to look out for the new moon.

“This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Sunday, 8th August, which is equivalent to 29th Dhul-Hijja 1442AH shall be the day to look out for the new moon of Muharram 1443AH” He stated.

According to the statement, Muslims are requested to report to the nearest Village or District Head for onward Communication to the Sultan.

When Sighted, the moon of Muharram, 1443AH terminates the Islamic year 1442AH