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No new moon yet… so Ramadan fast continues

No new moon yet… so Ramadan fast continues
July 04
22:44 2016

Nigerian Muslims will continue the Ramadan fast on Tuesday because the new moon had not been sighted as at Monday night, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has said.

Wednesday, July 6, will be the eid-el-fitr day, going by the new development.

Federal government has already declared Tuesday and Wednesday as public holidays.

Sa’ad Abubakar III, the NSCIA president-general, announced on Monday night that the new moon of Shawwal had not been seen in Nigeria, and asked Muslims to observe the eid prayers on Wednesday.


NSCIA initially expected the moon to be sighted between Sunday and Monday, before the new development.

Many Muslim countries have already picked Wednesday for eid-el-fitr.


1 Comment

    [email protected] July 06, 01:39

    Confusion. See Nigerian goverment and religious twists. How can the goverment decisions in this 21st century be based on irrational sighting of the moon or star?

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