Sultan of Sokoto sights moon, announce beginning of Ramadan

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Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto, has sighted the moon signalling the beginning of Ramadan.

The Sultan in a live broadcast on Monday announced that the Ramadan fast will begin on Tuesday.

He advised Muslims to ensure strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocol during the Ramadan period.

The beginning and end of Islamic months are determined by the sighting of the new moon.

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Muslims during Ramadan abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to sunset.

Muslims usually have evening prayers by large social and religious gatherings, but due to COVID-19, restrictions would limit some practices for the second year.

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