Central Hilaal committee: The Start of Sha’bân 1440

Following reports of moon-sighting is several parts of South Africa, the month of Rajab 1440 has ended.


Consequently, the United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) has determined that 1st of Sha’baan 1440 corresponds to Sunday 07 April 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 Blessed Ramadân 1440 shall be after sunset on Sunday, 05 May 2019, in-sha-Allah.



Central Hilaal Committee
Jamiatul Ulama South Africa



Saturday 06 April 19h00 SAST