The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has said that new moon of Shawwal was not sighted today and therefore, Ramadan Fast will continue tomorrow while Eid-el Fitr festival holds on Thursday, May 13, 2021.
In a statement in Abuja today, May 11, by the Deputy Secretary-General of the group, Professor Salisu Shehu.said that the crescent has not been sighted to end Ramadan fast.
“The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) – under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni – wishes to inform the Nigerian Muslim Ummah that there was no proven report of the sighting of the crescent of Shawwal, 1442 AH on the 29th of Ramadan, 1442 AH.
“Ramadan fast will therefore continue tomorrow Wednesday, 12th May 2021 as the 30th day of Ramadan.
“Consequently, Thursday 13th May, 2021 is hereby declared as 1st of Shawwal, 1442 AH and the day of Eid-il-fitr.
“The Council prays that Almighty Allah accept our fasting and other virtuous acts in Ramadan and grant us all peaceful and blissful Eid celebrations.
“Wassalamu alaikum wa-Rahmatullah.”
Saudi Arabia had earlier said that it also did not sight the new moon today and therefore, the Ramadan fast will continue tomorrow, to complete 30 days.