MISSIONTo promote the standing of Shia Muslims in North America and improve their effectiveness [in all manners] in accordance with the teachings and guidance of the Supreme religious authority, which is based on the Holy Quran and the directions and teachings of the holy Prophet Muhammad son of Abdullah (p), and the infallible Imams of his holy Household (p).
The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America is the name for a Shia Muslim Twelver religious group that comprises scholars, preachers, speakers, and imams of mosques and religious centers in North America. It is a group that abides by the directions and teachings of the Supreme Religious Authority and the chief jurists of the seminaries who meet the conditions of rendering verdicts for emulation. The Council is an independent intellectual, religious group and has no political goals of any kind.
Each year, dozens of scholars from all across the continent get together to discuss one major topic of importance and relevance in order to identify all associated problems and offer effective and proactive solutions.
To assist believers in knowing the first day of each Hijri (lunar) month, to protect the Muslim community from division, and to understand the jurisprudence associated with crescent sighting