Moonsighting: Start of Jumaadal Ukhraa 1441

Assalaamu ‘Alaikum!


There were no reports of confirmed sighting of the crescent in the evening of Saturday 25 January 2020. As such, in South Africa, the month of Jumaadal Ulaa 1441 will end on Sunday 26th January 2020, with 30 days.


Consequently, the United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) has determined that the 1st of Jumaadal Ukhraa 1441 corresponds to Monday 27th January 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 determination of the start of Rajab 1441 shall be after sunset on Monday 24 February 2020, in-sha-Allah.




Central Hilaal Committee
Jamiatul Ulama South Africa