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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Due to the bitter cold weather conditions, a smaller crowd of people turned up at Three Anchor Bay for the sighting of the new moon compared to previous years. With gloomy skies, light showers, chilly air and a high sea tide, at first the usually buzzing Seapoint Promenade seemed like[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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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