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Sultan declares Sunday beginning of Islamic new year 1446 AH

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The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Sunday, 7 July 2024, as the first day of Muharram, marking the beginning of the Islamic year 1446 after Hijrah.

This was contained in a statement by the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, Sambo Junaidu, on Friday.

Junaidu stated that there was no report of sighting the moon by national and the various moon sighting committees across the country.

He said, “The national and the various moon sighting committees across the country did not receive any report on the sighting of the new moon of Muharram on Friday, 5th July 2024, which is the 29th of Dhul’Hijja 1445 AH, hence Saturday, 6th of July, is the 30th of Dhul’Hijja”.

The Sultan felicitated Nigerian Muslims on the new year.

He urged them to continuously pray for peace, progress and development of Nigeria.

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