Extracted from the booklet:
THE EID HILAAL AND THE ‘UNITARY’ EID PLOT OF THE BOGUS ENTITIES
...Of decisive importance for the confirmation of hilaal-sighting for the occasion of Eid when the skies are clear is the requisite known as Jamm Ghafeer which means such a large crowd of persons, each testifying to have personally sighted the hilaal. If Allah Ta’ala wills and grants us the taufeeq, we shall prepare a book elaborating in detail all the Shariah’s evidences in terms of all Math-habs on the issue of moon-sighting and its effects.
There is no gainsaying that the skies were absolutely clear –spotlessly clear. Affirming this fact, the NNB’s BOGUS uucsa states in its damage-control pamphlet:
“Sunset in Johannesburg on the 27th July 2014 was at 17:39. Moonset was at 18:16. The viewing time was 36 minutes. The moon age was 16h 58 mins at sunset. The horizon was extremely clear. There was not a cloud in sight and no haze at all. The Johannesburg skyline is generally very clear during winter months.” (Our emphasis)
When such clear conditions prevail, the Shariah stipulates Jamm Ghafeer for the validity of any sighting. In Gauteng region the Muslim population is approximately a quarter million, if not more. Thousands of Muslims all over Gauteng were searching for the hilaal on an horizon which was “extremely clear without a cloud in sight and no haze at all.” Despite this confession, there was no Jamm Ghafeer to testify. Solitary, and small numbers, and isolated sightings were reported. Out of a populace of hundreds of thousands with thousands searching for the hilaal, the NNB reported that a lousy 22 individuals scattered in five different locations in the Gauteng Province saw the hilaal. The breakdown of the 22 individuals as reported by the NNB’s BOGUS uucsa, is as follows:
- Bekkersdal: 8 persons claimed to have seen the moon four minutes after sunset.
- North Riding: 4 females and 2 males claimed to have seen the moon
- Northcliff: A 15 year old boy reported that he had seen the moon.
- Mayfair: Two members of the Somali community testified to have sighted the moon.
- Lenasia South: One individual reported that four members of congregation had seen the moon.
Let us now dissect and analyse these reported sightings.
(a) The skies were absolutely clear with not even a haze. Innumerable Muslims were searching for the Eid hilaal. Thousands were searching. Yet only 22 from five different localities reported sightings. If the 22 were all in one locality, the Shariah would attach some credence to their report and for that specific locality the 22 would have constituted Jamm Ghafeer. But the reality is that the 22 is a total acquired from five localities.