Moonsighting: Start of Rabi al Awwal 1442

There were a number of confirmed reports of the sighting of the new crescent this evening, in several places in South Africa. This means that the month of Safar 1442 on the Hijri calendar has ended on Saturday 17 October 2020.


Consequently, the United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) determined that the 1st of Rabi al Awwal 1442 corresponds to Sunday 18 October 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 Safar 1441 shall be after sunset on Sunday 15 Noember 2020, in-sha-Allah.



Central Hilaal Committee
Jamiatul Ulama South Africa