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Ramadan starts today, Sultan seeks prayers against insecurity, hardship

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After the sighting of the moon in almost every part of the country earlier on Sunday, Sa’ad Abubakar, the spiritual leader of Muslims in Nigeria, who’s also the Sultan of Sokoto, has declared today (Monday) March 11, 2024, as the first day of the month of Ramadan.

The moon was sighted in the 29th day of the Month of Shaban which signifies 11th of March, as the first day of Ramadan 1445.”

“We got the information from Muslim leaders across the country and we accept the sighting of the moon accordingly,” the Sultan said.

He called on the entire Muslim community in the country to start fast today in accordance with the teachings of Islam

He urged Muslims to use this month of Ramadan to pray against the spread of insecurity in the country.

He called on all Muslims to use the month of Ramadan to pray for the leaders in discharging their duties with fear of God.

He further advised all Muslims in the country and beyond to observe the fast with ultimate fear of God, while urging the wealthy to assist the underprivileged with food during the Holy month.

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