Moonsighting: Start of Safar 1441

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 Muharram 1441 ended with 29 days on Sunday 29 September 2019.


Consequently, the United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) determined that the 1st of Safar 1441 corresponds to Monday 30th September 2019.


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 29 September 2019, in-sha-Allah.



Central Hilaal Committee
Jamiatul Ulama South Africa