By Johnson Dike Abuja
The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has announced that the Ramadan fast will continue on Saturday. The National Moonsighting Committee of the NSCIA said there was no glimpse of the moon on Friday.
While announcing the outcome of its moon searching on Friday, it tweeted, “There was no positive sighting report of the Shawwal crescent in Nigeria, tomorrow is 30th Ramadan. An official statement from the Sultanate will be released shortly.”
“Saturday will be the last day of the sacred holy month of Ramadan and Eid-el-Fitr will take place on Sunday,” the royal court and the supreme court said, quoted by the official Saudi Press Agency.
Religious officials in Jerusalem, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon also said that Eid would begin on Sunday.
The position of the moon determine the timing of Eid, in accordance with the Muslim lunar calendar.