Muslim worshipers gathered in Sea Point in Cape Town on Wednesday night for the sighting of the moon that will indicate Eid-ul-Fitr, which heralds the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a period of approximately 30 days of fasting from dawn until dusk.
Muslims gathered to observe the moon:
According Islamic tradition, Muslims have to sight the new moon with the naked eye.
The moon was not sighted which means Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Friday. Worshipers will fast for another day.
“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 MJC Deputy President, Abdul Khaliq Allie.
The day will be marked with early morning prayers at the Mosque and food being distributed to the needy.
Celebrations will take on a different form with COVID-19 protocols, which need to be adhered to.
Muslims gather in Sea Point for the possible sighting of the new moon: