Moon Sighting

Alhamdulilah, “The National Crescent Sighting Committee” was established in 2013 comprising members which includes Ula’ama and other members of the Community from various parts of the Country. These members are responsible for sighting of the moon at the end of every Islamic Month and reporting their findings which will allow this Committee to announce formally sighting or otherwise in light of reported witnesses and Shari’a criteria. Final announcement will be posted immediately on AFOSA website (

Other members of the community across the country are also requested/encouraged to sight the moon every month or at least important months like Ramadan/Shawwal/Zilhajj/Muharram and report their sightings to the Committee.

To see latest moonsighting announcements, Please click here.

Syed Aftab Haider

Cell: +27827832122