Moonsighting: Start of Rajab 1442

Following confirmed reports of the sighting of the #Hilaal marking the start of #Rajab, the United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) has determined that, in South Africa, the month of Jumādal Ukhrā 1442 has ended this evening of Friday 12 Feb 2021. This means 1st Rajab 1442 shall correspond to Sat 13 Feb 2021.


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 Sha’baan 1442 shall be after sunset on Saturday 13 March 2021, in-sha-Allah.



Central Hilaal Committee
Jamiatul Ulama South Africa