Eid al-Fitr 2019: Everything you need to know

As Muslims around the world bid Ramadan farewell, they also prepare for Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of the Muslim holy month. Depending on the sighting of the moon, Eid celebrations will begin either on Tuesday (June 4) or Wednesday (June 5). What is Eid al-Fitr? Eid al-Fitr means “festival of[…]

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Muslim learners will not write exams on Eid day: WCED

Muslim learners in the Western Cape will not write examinations on the day of Eid ul-Fitr. This was the reassurance given by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED), following the uproar surrounding a letter sent by Laerskool De Waveren Primary School in Ruiterwacht to parents, which has gone viral on[…]

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Muslims call for introspection on Eid Day

As the Muslim world approaches the end of the sacred month of Ramadan, Muslim activists and organisations in South Africa are extended their well-wishes to the Muslim community, but also urged locals to use the moral lessons of Ramadan to fight for social justice. Muslims have observed this month as[…]

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SA Muslims to celebrate Eid on Monday

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[…]

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Principals concerned over Eid al-Adha matric paper

School principals and community members have raised concerns after a matric maths paper was scheduled to be written on the same day as Eid al-Adha. The paper and Eid al-Adha coincide on September 12, 2016. According to principals, the matter was raised with district officers in their areas but no[…]

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A Moon Sighting to remember

As Muslims around the world bid farewell to Ramadan on Tuesday, Capetonians waited in anticipation as thick clouds filled the evening sky. In light of failed attempts to sight the moon in customary Cape Town tradition, the ‘Maan Kykers’ relied on sightings of the moon in Durban and Johannesburg. As[…]

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