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Saturday, 18 August 2012

Ramadan fast continues after failure to sight new moon

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Dr. Muhammed Sa'adu Abubakar announced on NTA Sokoto yesterday night that the Ramadan fast will continue through the weekend after failure to sight the new moon of Shawwal.

Muslims had hoped to conclude their fast last night and break it with the Eid-el-Fitr (Sallah) celebrations on Sunday.

Is this 'non-sighting of new moon' all over the world, or just in Nigeria? And does this mean there's no public holiday Monday and Tuesday?

65 Comments:

  • At 18 August 2012 at 11:37 , Blogger Oba said...

    Fasting end today. 2morow sunday 19th Aug is Eid-ul-fitr.

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 11:37 , Blogger IBRAHIM OLUFEMI Ojugbele said...

    it either 29 or 30 if the moon is sited on the 29th night then it would have been concluded,but if not sited the we have to complete the month i.e the month can never be 28 or 31 .Muslims over the world must abide by this rule.

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 11:38 , Anonymous mary gift said...

    How u wan see the moon, my dear linda am in zaria kaduna state and its been raining for two straight nights let them complete it 30days, they always do 29days, at list last year and this year complete am 1 month......

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 11:57 , Anonymous Ani said...

    Please tell em its only natural o b4 some "muslims" will take it personal by unleash mayhem on unsuspecting citizens

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 11:59 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    They didnt sight the moon?! God abeg o!

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 12:13 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    How will they sight the moon 7nwhen their brothers are really killing people,though alot of them are Good people,but some are so bad,infact,i trust an Hausa person more than a yoruba person,they are straight

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 12:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    9jadeltapikin... Abeg fast don end holiday na monday joor

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 12:17 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @ Ani,lwkmd... True o. Ma dear muslims,d xtians didn't hide d moon o,its natural *b4 una come dey bomb churches 2moro*

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 12:35 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I hope the moon will never come out, then let us see if they will continue fasting or not.

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 12:49 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    We ar Muslims, if the moon is not sighted, den we must complete the fast ie for 30days. It can't be for more dan 30days or less dan 29days. Its dat simple

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 12:49 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    My people pls let's join hands nd help our brothers look for the moon if not when they get tired of looking for it,they start looking for who stole it.

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 12:51 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Lol!Smh

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 13:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Lmao @ ano12:49pm...make dem find am well well! Nonsense! As dem dey enter house of God dey scater bomb every whr dem think say God dey sleep??? Jst d begining,many more wonders dey shall c.

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 13:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hahhahhahaha............ ooo my, some of these comments had me in stitches. nigerians are clowns sha

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 13:10 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    U r a clown

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 13:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ‎​​=))º°˚˚˚°ºнaĦaнaº°˚˚˚°º‎​=)),operation find the moon noni.make dem go NIGCOMSAT clarify..

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 13:15 , Blogger shuga! said...

    Lmao @ anon 12:49pm

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 13:16 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It is said that if u don't have full knowledge about something pls ensure u always keep ur mouth shut and listen so that u can learn..within the Muslims they understand what is meant by moon sighting the best thing most of u commenters should have done here is ask questions so that u can understand...

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 13:20 , Anonymous Tunde said...

    Ramadan comes 2 an end Saturday night with or without sighting of the moon and Sunday the 19th then marks the first day of Eid(Sallah) through out the whole world even here in the States.So don't worry linda ur public holiday is still Monday in 9ja!!!!! Eid Mubarak :-)

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 13:25 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Moon de come out next month ooo hope they wud wait 4 it!

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 13:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I love this country........

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 13:38 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    moon? How them go see am, u want make them bomb am?

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 13:46 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Jehovah probably sent HIS moon on an errand.. they should patiently wait for its return

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 13:49 , Blogger BONARIO NNAGS said...

    @ anon I laughed till I fell inside d abacha(Afrcan salad) I was eating. Even me since av been outside my house looking for the moon,I pray they find it soon.~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310.

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 14:02 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I stole the moon...tehehe

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 14:06 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    May GOD forgive u guys... Seek knowledge b4 u start opening ur mouth....

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 14:11 , Anonymous banke said...

    Allah akbar!

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 14:48 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    make dem continue dey wait mtchewwwwwwwwwwww

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 15:04 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Lol@at the comments. I am on admission at Barnet hospital and it has certainly cheered me up.

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 15:38 , Anonymous leximary said...

    I see the moon
    The moon sees me
    God bless the moon
    And God bless me.

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 16:01 , Anonymous AAS said...

    I thought a basic knowledge of geography would help explain the concept of crescent moon to some of our ignorant Nigerians who have no knowledge about it.
    The Muslims' month is based on lunar months. For a crescent moon to be seen, it has to be 29 or 30 days. Most times, a crescent month surfaces after every 29 days and that is why you find Muslims fasting for 29 days. And incase it doesn't surface on the 29th night, then it must definately show up on the 30th night. It is never more than 30 days before a crescent month comes out. On the other hand, what if it doesn't surface on the 30th days, the fasting must be terminated on that day. The reason might be because of weather condition due to bad visibility readings...then Muslims are asked to follow the readings and sightings of other places where there is a possible visibility. For example, in UK, the possibility of sighting a crescent moon is low so they based their sighting on South Africa's reading or Morocco.

    This shouldn't be a an avenue where other people should be attacking or mocking others. It is because we don't understand what we believe (Muslims and Christians) in that causes misunderstanding and problems in Nigeria.
    And to Linda's question, it is not confirmed that there is a place where the crescent moon was sighted so Muslims are fasting today to complete the 30th day of fasting. As for public holiday, ask your question.

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 16:23 , Anonymous Hisflyness said...

    Hiaan!! Abeg ohh mk una help dem find d moon ohh b4 dem enter chrches n insyd our bedroom! Biko nu ohhhhhhh

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 16:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    My business sector makes it possible for me to meet so many muslims and northerners and the truth be told,they are as angry,if not even more,as other nigerians,with the madness of boko haram. I wish the best of celebrations.@logosfromDac

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 18:15 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Na global warming and climate change cause am o.........Linda u ought to know that inabilty of the moon to appear is as a result of the alteration of the climate by green house gases.

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 19:48 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Fasting ends today Saturday
    Monday and Tuesday had been declared Public Holiday
    naijabreakingnews.blogspot.com

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 20:21 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    LMAO!abeg which one be 'operation find the moon noni'? All des LIB readers will not kill me ooo.d moon shall be sighted,Insha'Allah !

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 20:25 , Anonymous Tbaby said...

    some comments sha ...lol

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 20:26 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Laff don make me piss 4 my BB .. Hahahahaha

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 21:22 , Anonymous Monique said...

    Sitting outside looking at d sky. Helping dem to look for d moon.

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 21:23 , Anonymous Monique said...

    Buhahahaha, hope we don't end up finding eclipse of d moon?

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 21:52 , Anonymous Raylah said...

    Whether or not this moon is found, I no dey go office on mon and tues o! I no fit shout abeg..

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 21:53 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    dem say na boko haram don bomb am!

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 22:53 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    WHY IS IT THAT THE BOKO HARAM HAVE NOT BOMBED ANY MOSQUE THROUGHOUT THIS RAMANDAN IT IS HIGH TIME CHRISTIANS UNDERSTAND THE MOTIVE OF THE BOKO HARAM ANYWAY I PRAY THEY WILL NEVER SIGHT THE MOON AT LEAST THERE WILL BE NO MORE BOMBING IN THE COUNTRY AND CHRISTIANS WILL BE SAFE

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 22:55 , Blogger Victor Kwame Sampong said...

    dat one na their own palaver. Wetin concern agbero and over load? If moon no dey, dey shd manage star na. Afterall, all d stars no fit loss!

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 23:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Operation find d moon

     
  • At 18 August 2012 at 23:56 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    nigerians are such jokers...with your comments...I am a muslim and although some of the comments r silly n ignorant, they made me laugh. loads of muslims around the world a small percentage are evil doers n they should not be called muslims jus like the priests that abuse children should not be called christians...love naija and nigerians though..gambia xxx

     
  • At 19 August 2012 at 00:57 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    LOLSSSS@COMMENTS.....I FREAKING LOVE NIGERIANS........HILARIOUS COMMENTS....

     
  • At 19 August 2012 at 01:28 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Lmao...be deceiving urselfs..there's only 1 way to God n it's through Jesus

     
  • At 19 August 2012 at 02:17 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Una wey dey make those negative comments about the moon, u no dey fear God at all. I pity u. Keep clowning!

     
  • At 19 August 2012 at 02:59 , Anonymous nsikan said...

    BREAKING NEWS:- niger delta militants have KIDNAPPED d -new- moon[shawwal],so dat boko-haram members can fast till d moon wld b seen..dis tym, 1500days fastin i̶̲̥̅̊s required as ransom I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ exchange of d moon..or else, D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ WOULD BoMB d M:O:ON....

     
  • At 19 August 2012 at 04:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The fasting continues.

     
  • At 19 August 2012 at 05:25 , Anonymous Ikunkun Babbles said...

    Lmao!!!!hahahahaha Nigerians have now thrown caution to the wind oh!! no more political correctness!!!!, we just dey yarn am as we think am, chai! see what bokoharam has caused. We used to be so nice to each other.....eeya! !!

     
  • At 19 August 2012 at 05:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Moon don relocate to another country because of boko haram wahala

     
  • At 19 August 2012 at 06:06 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    =)) Lǻ̀́ff:Wǻ̀́n=Kill<=-Mɐ̀́̀́̀́=))Diɐ̀́̀́̀́.̀̀́̀̀́̀ Operation Find The Moon! Lol

     
  • At 19 August 2012 at 08:16 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Lol

     
  • At 19 August 2012 at 10:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ignorance isn't an excuse for stupidity just saying f u av no knowledge about sumthng simply ask...smh

     
  • At 19 August 2012 at 12:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    abeg if u lyk, wait for d moon till nxt yr, u ain't gonna see anythn. Boko haram has claimed responsibity of bombing d moon, idiots!

     
  • At 19 August 2012 at 12:22 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I stole the moon coz of their wickedness.
    Come and take your moon joor its in my kitchen.

     
  • At 19 August 2012 at 13:42 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It would be nice if they can never sight the new moon so the Boko Haram animals will continue fasting to eternity instead of blowing up innocent Nigerians!

     
  • At 19 August 2012 at 18:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @anon 12:49...thanks for giving me my first hearty laffa of d day....almost fell off my chair laffing...

     
  • At 20 August 2012 at 06:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    AAS, u are really an educated fellow, u have said it all, pple in the house are just joking over it bcos they lack understanding of the concept. U can agree with me now that boko is halas (lawful) and not haram (forbidden)

     
  • At 20 August 2012 at 12:58 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    As it is stated in the holy book 'My people perish for lack of ignorance'. Thanks AAS for the enlightenment. It is best to make a meaningful comment from which others can learn, than make a nuisance.......

     
  • At 20 August 2012 at 15:11 , Anonymous Dauda said...

    This year's fasting calculation is wrong, cos the moon was sighted on saturday but the sun was overshadowing it. Even on sunday, towards the evening time it appeared. This tells us that it was the sun that hid it from us here on earth..

     
  • At 21 August 2012 at 12:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Subuhanalah

     
  • At 5 July 2013 at 13:59 , Blogger Emma Peterson said...

    I'm really glad as in just a few days, Ramadan will be here once again. I'd like to express my most heartfelt and heartiest Ramadan wishes to all of Muslims around the world. Ramadan Kareem!

     

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