The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar, has asked Muslims nationwide to be on the look out for the new moon of Shahabab.
The Sultan issues the directive in a statement by the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs of the Sultanate Council, Professor Sambo Junaidu.
He asks them to look for the new moon on Friday, and report its sighting to the nearest district or village head for onward transmission to him.
The Shahabab is the eighth month of Islamic calendar before the compulsory fasting month of Ramadan.
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