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Ramadan fast continues, Sallah holds on Thursday – NSCIA

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The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has said the Eid-el Fitr festival will hold on Thursday.


It asked Muslims in the country to observe Ramadan fast on Wednesday.


The NSCIA, which made the clarifications in a statement in Abuja, said the crescent has not been sighted to end Ramadan fast.

Ramadan fast continues, Sallah holds on Thursday - NSCIA

The statement was signed by the Deputy Secretary-General, of NSCIA, Prof. Salisu Shehu.



The NSCIA said: β€œThe Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) – under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni – wishes to inform the Nigerian Muslim Ummah that there was no proven report of the sighting of the crescent of Shawwal, 1442 AH on the 29th of Ramadan, 1442 AH.


β€œRamadan fast will therefore continue tomorrow Wednesday, 12th May 2021 as the 30th day of Ramadan.


β€œConsequently, Thursday 13th May, 2021 is hereby declared as 1st of Shawwal, 1442 AH and the day of Eid-il-fitr.



β€œThe Council prays that Almighty Allah accept our fasting and other virtuous acts in Ramadan and grant us all peaceful and blissful Eid celebrations.


” Wassalamu alaikum wa-Rahmatullah.”

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