A man whose iconic voice echoed the call to prayer at every moonsighting in Cape Town has fallen silent. Hadji Omar Gabier, the revered, dedicated and passionate ‘maankyker’, has passed on at the age of 85. He served as the president of the Crescent Observer’s Society (COS), a dedicated group[…]
There was a sigh of relief amongst the crowd at Three Anchor Bay on Saturday evening upon the announcement that South Africans will fast another day, due to the moon not being sighted. The Crescent Observers Society (COS) confirmed that ulema had reached a consensus that the crescent had not[…]
All eyes will be on Crescent Observers Society (COS) on Saturday as it heads out to Three Anchor Bay for the annual sighting of the moon for Eid-ul-Fitr. The much loved cultural tradition takes place on the 29th day of Ramadan and will signify whether Eid will be celebrated on[…]
Muslims in South Africa will head to various viewing points across the country to get a glimpse of the moon, which will signify the start of Ramadan. After consultation with ulema in other provinces, the Crescent Observers Society will make the announcement live on VOC after Maghrib. If sighted, Saturday 27 May will[…]
The Crescent Observer’s Society (COS), known as ‘die Maankykers’ will brave Cape Town’s blistery cold weather on Tuesday evening, for the annual Eid moon-sighting at Three Anchor Bay. The sighting of the moon will mark the end of the sacred month of Ramadan, and the beginning of Shawwal. VOC will[…]
The moon for Ramadan 1437 has not been sighted in South Africa, the Crescent Observers Society announced on Sunday. The first taraweeh prayer will be held on Monday evening and the first day of Ramadan will be on Tuesday. In making the official announcement on air, new president of the[…]
All indications are that the new moon will not be sighted on Thursday. This was the summation from the Crescent Observers Society (COS), following its pre-sighting assessment of the crescent this week. Capetonians are preparing to make their way to Three Anchor Bay this evening for the annual Eid moon-sighting.[…]
With the blessed month of Ramadan having reached its climax, Muslims are now looking forward to the annual moon-sighting which will mark Eid-ul-Fitr and the start of Shawwal. Locally, Capetonians will descend on Three Anchor Bay on Thursday evening to spot the new crescent, which has become a key cultural[…]
The moon was sighted in Cape Town on Wednesday evening, the Crescent Observers Society announced live on VOC. The new crescent was also spotted in Nelspruit, Durban, Johannesburg and Pretoria. “Its been confirmed with every organisation in South Africa. Tonight (Wednesday) will be the first Taraweeh and tomorrow (Thursday) will[…]
While the new moon was not sighted at Three Anchor Bay on Sunday, the Crescent Observers Society (COS) announced that it was sighted elsewhere in South Africa. This means Eid ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Monday, which is the 1st Shawaal 1435. ‘Die Maankykers’ spent over an hour observing the[…]
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