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Moon sighted as Sultan of Sokoto declares Friday 1st of Ramadan

The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Abubakar Saad III, has announced the sighting of Ramadan crescent on Thursday.

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The sighting of the new crescent moon marks the beginning of the Ramadan fasting.

While announcing the development in Sokoto, Sultan Abubakar said the crescent moon was sighted in different parts of the country, hence declared Friday as the 1st day of Ramadan for the Islamic 1441 After Hijrah.

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