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The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rabi al-Awwal, 1441 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rabi al-Awwal, 1441 A.H.

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر ربيع الأول

To the respected believers in North America,

Peace be upon you.

The Moon-Sighting Committee of the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars in North America announces that Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 will be the last day of the month of Safar and that Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 will be the first day of the month of Rabi al-Awwal, 1441 A.H. for the entire region of North America.

This determination is based on the fact that there were no verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Monday, October 28th, 2019 in any region of North America.

We ask God, the Most High, for success in performing good deeds and to hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (p).

On behalf of the Crescent Committee,
Sayyid M. Rizvi, Secretary-General

Important Islamic Events this Month:
8 Rabi al-Awwal Nov 6 Martyrdom of Imam Hasan al-Askari (p), 260 A.H.
12 Rabi al-Awwal Nov 10 The arrival of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp) to Yathrib city (al-Madina) marking the start of the Islamic calendar.
17 Rabi al-Awwal Nov 15 Birth Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp), 53 B.H.
17 Rabi al-Awwal Nov 15 Birth Anniversary of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (p), 83 A.H.
18 Rabi al-Awwal Nov 16 Establishment of Masjid al-Nabi in the city of al-Madina in the first Hijri year.

Note:

  • This announcement from the Crescent Committee is per the request of numerous community members across North America to help in identifying the beginning of the Hijri months.
  • To learn about our basis for determining the beginning of lunar months and the theory about the unity of horizons, click here.
  • To read Frequently Asked Questions about the Announcements of the Crescent Committee, click here.

 

The Moon-Sighting Committee was established during the seventh annual conference of The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America, and has been providing monthly sighting announcements to the North American Shia Muslim communities since 2007. The Council adopts/renews its members on an annual basis.

To learn about our basis for determining the beginning of lunar months and the theory about the unity of horizons, click here.

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Safar, 1441 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Safar, 1441 A.H.

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر صفر

To the respected believers in North America,

Peace be upon you.

The Moon-Sighting Committee of the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America announces that Monday, September 30th, 2019 will be the first day of the month of Safar, 1441 A.H. for the entire region of North America.

This determination is based on the fact that there were verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Sunday, September 29th, 2019 from many locations.

Therefore, the Day of Arbaeen will be on Saturday, October 19th, 2019.

We ask God, the Most High, for success in performing good deeds and to hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (p).

On behalf of the Crescent Committee,
Sayyid M. Rizvi, Secretary-General


Important Islamic Events this Month:
7 Safar Oct 6 Martyrdom of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (p), 50 AH
7 Safar Oct 6 Birth of Imam Musa al-Kadhim (p), 128 AH
17 Safar Oct 16 Martyrdom of Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Rida (p), 203 AH
20 Safar Oct 19 The Anniversary of the 40th day of the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (p), 61 AH
28 Safar Oct 27 Death Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa (pbuh&hp), 11 AH

Note:

  • This announcement from the Crescent Committee is per the request of numerous community members across North America to help in identifying the beginning of the Hijri months.
  • To learn about our basis for determining the beginning of lunar months and the theory about the unity of horizons, click here.
  • To read Frequently Asked Questions about the Announcements of the Crescent Committee, click here.

The Moon-Sighting Committee was established during the seventh annual conference of The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America, and has been providing monthly sighting announcements to the North American Shia Muslim communities since 2007. The Council adopts/renews its members on an annual basis.

To learn about our basis for determining the beginning of lunar months and the theory about the unity of horizons, click here.

Update Concerning the Crescent Moon of the Holy Month of Muharram, 1441 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Update Concerning the Crescent Moon of the Holy Month of Muharram, 1441 A.H.

To the respected believers in North America,

Peace be upon you.

Due to the fact that some of the northern regions of the United States of America and all of Canada did not experience the completion of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah as mentioned in the Crescent Announcement last night, please note the following.

The crescent moon of the Holy Month of Muharram was sighted by the naked eye at sunset on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 in many areas of North America, therefore, Sunday, September 1st, 2019 will be the first day of the month of Muharram, 1441 A.H. as mentioned in the previous statement, for the entire region of North America.


بسمه تعالى

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته.

نلفتُ عناية المؤمنين الكرام في أمريكا الشمالية، نظراً إلى الإختلاف الوارد في بداية شهر ذي الحجة المنصرم، مناطقياً، حيث يستلزم أن يكون في بعضها إتمامُ عدّة للشهر ،كما ورد في بيان هلال شهر محرم الحرام ليلة أمس، نودُّ التأكيد بأنَّ بداية شهر محرّم الحرام كما أُعلن هو الأحّد الموافق للأوّل من أيلول ٢٠١٩، لسائر أمريكا الشمالية، وذلك بعد أن وردتنا عدّة تقارير تفيد بثبوت الرُّؤية بالعين المجرّدة غروب هذا اليوم السبت ٣١ آب ٢٠١٩ في عدد غير قليل من مناطق أمريكا الشمالية. ودمتم.


We ask God, the Most High, for success in performing good deeds and to hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (p).

On behalf of the Crescent Committee,
Sayyid M. Rizvi, Secretary General


Important Islamic Events this Month:
2 Muharram Imam Hussain (p) arrives in Karbala (61 A.H.)
7 Muharram Water is cut off from Imam Hussain (p), his family, and his companions (Year 60 A.H.)
10 Muharram Day of Ashura; Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (p) (61 A.H.)
13 Muharram Burial of Imam Hussain (p) & his companions in Karbala (61 A.H.)
25 Muharram Martyrdom of Imam Ali ibn Hussain (al-Sajjad) (p) (95 A.H.)

Note:

  • This announcement from the Crescent Committee is per the request of numerous community members across North America to help in identifying the beginning of the Hijri months.
  • To learn about our basis for determining the beginning of lunar months and the theory about the unity of horizons, click here.
  • To read Frequently Asked Questions about the Announcements of the Crescent Committee, click here.

The Moon-Sighting Committee was established during the seventh annual conference of The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America and has been providing monthly sighting announcements to the North American Shia Muslim communities since 2007. The Council adopts/renews its members on an annual basis.

To learn about our basis for determining the beginning of lunar months and the theory about the unity of horizons, click here.

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Muharram, 1441 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Muharram, 1441 A.H.

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر محرم الحرام

To the respected believers in North America,

Peace be upon you.

The Moon-Sighting Committee of the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America announces that Saturday, August 31st, 2019 will be the last day of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1440 A.H. and that Sunday, September 1st, 2019 will be the first day of the month of Muharram, 1441 A.H. for the entire region of North America.

Therefore, the Day of Ashura will be on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019.

This determination is based on the fact that there were no verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Friday, August 30th, 2019 in any region of North America.

We ask God, the Most High, for success in performing good deeds and to hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (p).

On behalf of the Crescent Committee,
Sayyid M. Rizvi, Secretary General


 

Important Islamic Events this Month:
2 Muharram Imam Hussain (p) arrives in Karbala (61 A.H.)
7 Muharram Water is cut off from Imam Hussain (p), his family, and his companions (Year 60 A.H.)
10 Muharram Day of Ashura; Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (p) (61 A.H.)
13 Muharram Burial of Imam Hussain (p) & his companions in Karbala (61 A.H.)
25 Muharram Martyrdom of Imam Ali ibn Hussain (al-Sajjad) (p) (95 A.H.)

Note:

  • This announcement from the Crescent Committee is per the request of numerous community members across North America to help in identifying the beginning of the Hijri months.
  • To learn about our basis for determining the beginning of lunar months and the theory about the unity of horizons, click here.
  • To read Frequently Asked Questions about the Announcements of the Crescent Committee, click here.

The Moon-Sighting Committee was established during the seventh annual conference of The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America, and has been providing monthly sighting announcements to the North American Shia Muslim communities since 2007. The Council adopts/renews its members on an annual basis.

To learn about our basis for determining the beginning of lunar months and the theory about the unity of horizons, click here.

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