Moonsighting Data | Eid-ul-Fitr and Shawwaal 1444

The sighting of the crescent for the start of the Hijri month of Shawwal 1444 which is also for the determination of the day of Eid-ul-Fitr shall be after sunset. on Friday 21 April 2023.


If the crescent is sighted, in South Africa, Eid-ul-Fitr shall be observed on Saturday 22 April 2023. Otherwise, Blessed Ramadan will last 30 days, with Eid day falling on Sunday, 23 April 2023.


UUCSA will announce the official results of moon-sighting after confirmation procedures have been completed during Friday evening, in-sha-Allah.


We urge all Muslims and congregations to go out and seek the sighting of the moon, according to the Sunnah for the determination of the starting and ending of the Hijri months


Below are data for the sighting of the crescent in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.