Ramadan: New Moon Likely To Be Sighted Today

imageThe new Moon is likely to be seen today signaling the beginning of the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan.
The National Space Research and Development Agency in a statement yesterday by its Head of Media, Mr. Felix Ale, said the moon will be seen today with the first crescent in Abuja appearing at 6.45pm to 7.15pm with sunrise at 6.22am and sunset at 6.42pm.
“From the far North, Maiduguri’s appearance of first crescent will be between 7.23pm to 7.53pm, with sunrise at 5.57am and sunset at 6.21pm. Kano and Katsina will experience the first crescent at 7.14pm to 7.44pm and 6.46pm to 7.16pm.
“The sunrise for Kano will be 6.15am and sunset 6.40pm, and for Kastina, the sun will rise at 6.18am and set at 6.44pm.”
Also yesterday, the League of Imams and Alfas comprising clerics from the SouthWest, Edo and Delta states urged Muslims to watch out for the moon today.
This is part of the communiqué issued after its meeting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
It was signed by its Secretary-General, Sheik A.O. Aladesawe and Publicity Secretary, Sheikh Habeebullahi Adam Al-Ilory.
Besides, the group also congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and subsequent inauguration.
Although the clerics acknowledged that going by the track record of the president as a former head of state, they had no doubt that he would perform, they however urged him to fulfill his electioneering promises.
The group said, “As a worthy and an exemplary Muslim, we urge our president to live up to his campaign promises as we are ready to support him with prayers.

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