moon sighting

‘There will be a 50/50 chance,’ says President of Crescent Observers Society on sighting the moon for Ramadhan 1444 AH

Muslims across South Africa will head to various lookout points across the country this evening (22nd March) to get a glimpse of the hilaal (crescent moon), which will signify the start of Ramadhan 1444 AH. In the Mother City, the Crescent Observers Society ‘maan kykers’ will congregate at Three Anchor[…]

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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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Ramadan moon-sighting tonight

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[…]

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Ramadan moon sighting continues on Friday

Lebanon, Yemen, and Iraq confirmed that Saturday, May 27, will be the first day of Ramadan 2017. Turkey – along with Muslim communities in Europe, the US, Canada and Australia – previously declared that Saturday will be the first day of Ramadan, based on astronomical calculations of the new moon[…]

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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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Moon not sighted, Eid on Saturday

There was an air of contentment at Three Anchor Bay on Thursday evening as word spread of the failure to sight the crescent moon, ensuring that the Muslim community would be afforded one last day to savour in the holy month of Ramadan. The much anticipated announcement came shortly after[…]

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Thousands gather to witness moon sighting

Braving wintery conditions at Sea Points iconic Three Anchor Bay, the Muslim community came out in there thousands in the hopes of catching just a brief glimpse of the new moon that would indicate the end of Ramadan. Despite the air of excitement and anticipation, bad weather conditions meant that[…]

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Moon unlikely to be sighted: COS

Sunday 27th July may mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan for Cape Town Muslims. And while the Crescent Observers Society prepares to sight the moon at Three Anchor Bay in Sea Point they say conditions must be just right to judge the end of Ramadan and the[…]

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