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Western Cape Muslim community to observe moon sighting during Ramadan

The new moon will mark the beginning of the month of fasting.

CAPE TOWN – The Muslim community of the Western Cape will descend on Signal Hilll and Three Anchor Bay on Friday evening to observe the annual moon sighting during Ramadan.

The new moon will mark the beginning of the month of fasting.

During the month, Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk.

According to Islamic tradition, the new moon must be seen with the naked eye in order to mark the start of Ramadan.

First Vice President and Senior Member of the Hilaal (or Moon) Committee, Moulana Abdul Khaliq Allie said, “Indeed, this is the high season for spirituality and we also understand that it has deep significance for the society at large, for in this particular month of Ramadan we are taught beautiful and divine lessons of compassion and kindness and reaching out.



Western Cape Muslim community to observe moon sighting during Ramadan

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