Moonsighting: Start of Jumaadal Ulaa 1442

Following confirmed reports of the sighting of the new crescent this evening, in  South Africa, the month of Rabi al Thaani 1442 has ended on Tuesday 15 December 2020 with 29 days.


Consequently, the United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) determined that, in South Africa. the 1st of Jumaadal Ulaa 1442 corresponds to Wednesday 16 December 2020.


The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa’s Central Hilaal Committee acts on behalf of UUCSA in the coordination of the sighting of the moon.


In the light and spirit of the Sunnah, we appeal to jamaats to go out and seek the sighting of the new moon every month. The next sighting of the moon for the determining the start of Jumaadal Ukhraa 1442 shall be after sunset on Wednesday 13 January 2021, in-sha-Allah.




Central Hilaal Committee
Jamiatul Ulama South Africa