The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has confirmed the sighting of the moon signifying the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. He says , Tuesday 13th of April, 2032 is equivalent to 1st Ramadan 1442AH in which all Muslims are expected to commence the Ramadan fast.
In a live broadcast the Sultan held from his palace on Monday evening April 11, he urged Muslims to ensure strict adherence to the COVID19 protocols during the Ramadan period.
“Reliable reports of moon sighting were received from Muslim leaders and organisations across the country, which they duly verified and authenticated before sending to us. Consequently, tomorrow, Tuesday, the 13th day of April, 2021, becomes the first day of Ramadan.”
Fasting in Ramadan is a compulsory ritual for all adult Muslims, except for those who are sick, travelling, observing the menstrual cycle, pregnant, or elderly.