The Muslim community will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Friday. Worshippers gathered in Sea Point in Cape Town  on Wednesday for the sighting of the moon, which heralds the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

It is a period of approximately thirty days of fasting from dawn until dusk. The new moon was not sighted.

“We wish to announce on behalf of our Maan Kykers, the Haakim and the President of the MJC, that the moon has not been sighted and Eid ul Fitr will be on Friday,” says Deputy President of the Muslim Judicial Council, Moulana Abdul Khaliq Allie.

Muslims gathered to observe the moon