Start of Safar 1442

Due to confirmed reports of sighting of the #Hilaal. The United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) has determined that in South Africa, Muharram 1442 has ended with 29 days this Friday 18 September 2020. It follows then that 1st Safar 1442 corresponds to Saturday 19 September 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 Rabi al Awwal 1442 shall be after sunset on Saturday 17 October 2020, in-sha-Allah.




Central Hilaal Committee
Jamiatul Ulama South Africa