Yesterday (22nd Sept) was the day that the 'new moon' fell. A new moon has 0% visibility. That's zero, nil, nothing, it cannot be seen. Today is the first day in this moon phase that it might be possible to see a slight sliver of the waxing crescent and even then it cannot be seen until after sunset (today).
So, can someone who knows more about this than me please explain how the crescent of the moon was spotted last night? I am very curious.
ps is the weekend in Saudi still Thursday and Friday?