News24.com | PICS | No moon sighted, Ramadaan to birth on Wednesday

Head of the Crescent Observers' Society (COS) Imam Yusuf Pandy and Muslim clergy gather for the annual sighting of the moon at Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town, on Monday 12 April 2021.

Head of the Crescent Observers’ Society (COS) Imam Yusuf Pandy and Muslim clergy discover for the annual sighting of the moon at Three Anchor Bay, Cape City, on Monday 12 April 2021.

Ramadaan will birth on Wednesday in South Africa after the moon became now not sighted on Monday evening.

People of the Crescent Observers’ Society visited the Coast at Three Anchor Bay alongside Cape City’s Atlantic Seaboard to search the skies for the new moon (Hilaal).

Head of the Crescent Observers Society (COS) Imam

Head of the Crescent Observers’ Society (COS) Imam Yusuf Pandy and Muslim clergy discover for the annual sighting of the moon at Three Anchor Bay, Cape City, on 12 April 2021.

Head of the Crescent Observers Society (COS) Imam

Head of the Crescent Observers’ Society (COS) Imam Yusuf Pandy and Muslim clergy discover for the annual sighting of the moon at Three Anchor Bay, Cape City, on 12 April 2021.

Nevertheless, the moon became now not observed on the Three Anchor Bay lookout point or on the 2nd viewpoint on Signal Hill. The sighting capabilities in Cape City were selected centuries ago by “maankykers” (moon watchers).

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This day, sightings are co-ordinated by crescent observers in diversified areas of South Africa and are reported to the diversified Ulama our bodies and the Muslim Judicial Council. The introduction of the Islamic month is unanimously declared via the radio say Lisp of the Cape.

The United Ulama Council of South Africa has announced that the Ramadan moon has now not been sighted. The next day evening would possibly perhaps presumably presumably be the first taraweeh and 01 Ramadan will correspond to Wednesday 14 April inshaAllah. ?????? pic.twitter.com/kK8BmbxwDN

— Lisp of the Cape (@VOCfm) April 12, 2021


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