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‘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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Cold, wet conditions expected for Eid moon sighting

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[…]

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Respect road rules at Eid moon sighting

Traffic authorities have issued an appeal to the Muslim community to respect the rules of the road, ahead of the mass gathering for the Eid moon sighting on Tuesday evening. Although weather conditions are not ideal, a crowd is expect to attend the annual event at the Sea Point Promenade[…]

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All eyes on Eid crescent tomorrow

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[…]

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Eid on Monday

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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Eid moon-sighting on Sunday

With Muslims in the final phase of Ramadan, VOC now prepares for the annual moon sighting on Sunday 27th July at Three Anchor Bay. VOC is the official broadcaster, after having received a special events license to broadcast from the iconic viewing point in Sea Point. Hundreds of Capetonians will[…]

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