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Rabi al-Thani, 1438 A.H.

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rabi al-Thani, 1438 A.H.

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر ربيع الثاني

 

 

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 Friday, December 30th, 2016 will be the last day of the month of Rabi al-Awwal, 1438 A.H. and Saturday, December 31st, 2016, will be the first day of the month of Rabi al-Thani, 1438 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 Thursday, December 29th, 2016, in any region of North America.

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

 

Important Islamic events in this month:

8 Rabi-II (Jan 7)  Birthday of Imam Hassan al-Askari (p) (Year 232 A.H.)
10 Rabi-II (Jan. 9)  Death of Lady Ma’sooma sister of Imam al-Ridha (p) in Qum (Year 201 A.H.)

 

The Crescent Committee

  • Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, Toronto, Canada.
  • Shaykh Fadhil al-Sahlani, New York, NY.
  • Sayyid Mahboob Mehdi Abedi, Chicago, IL.
  • Shaykh Muhammed Ja’far Banglori, Miami, FL.
  • Shaykh Sabah al-Ebadi, Vancouver, Canada.

 

The Moon-Sighting Committee

The Moon-Sighting Committee was established in 2007 by The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America, which annually selects new members to serve on its behalf. It has offered its services to the believers in North America every month since. The current committee was appointed at the Fifteenth Conference of The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America held in Chicago in August 2015.

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

 

Rabi al-Awwal, 1438

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rabi al-Awwal, 1438 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 Wednesday, November 30th, 2016, is the last day of the month of Safar 1438 A.H., and Thursday, December 1st, 2016, will be the first day of the month of Rabi al-Awwal, 1438 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 Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, in any region of North America.

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

 

Important Islamic events in this month:   

8 Rabi-1 (Dec. 8)   Martyrdom of Imam Hassan al-Askari (p), 260 AH
 12 Rabi-1 (Dec. 12)   Arrival of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh & hf) to Yathrib city (al-Madina)
marking the start of the Islamic calendar.
17 Rabi-1 (Dec. 17)   Birthday of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh & hf) (53 B.H.)
17 Rabi-1 (Dec. 17)   Birthday of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (p) (Year 38 A.H.)
18 Rabi-1 (Dec. 18)   Establishment of al-Nabawi Masjid (Mosque) in the city of al-Madina in
the first Hijri year.

 

The Crescent Committee

  • Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, Toronto, Canada.
  • Shaykh Fadhil al-Sahlani, New York, NY.
  • Sayyid Mahboob Mehdi Abedi, Chicago, IL.
  • Shaykh Muhammed Ja’far Banglori, Miami, FL.
  • Shaykh Sabah al-Ebadi, Vancouver, Canada.

 

The Moon-Sighting Committee

The Moon-Sighting Committee was established in 2007 by The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America, which annually selects new members to serve on its behalf. It has offered its services to the believers in North America every month since. The current committee was appointed at the Fifteenth Conference of The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America held in Chicago in August 2015.

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

 

Safar, 1438 A.H.

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Safar, 1438 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 in North America announces that Tuesday, November 1st, 2016, will be the first day of the month of Safar, 1438 A.H. for the United States and southern parts of Canada.

This determination is based on the fact that there were reported sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye during the sunset of Monday, October 31st, from many locations.

We ask Allah (swt) for success in performing good deeds and hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (ajfs).

 

Important Islamic events in this month:

7 Safar
(Nov. 7): Martyrdom of Imam Hassan al-Mujtaba (as), 50 AH
17 Safar
(Nov. 17): Martyrdom of Imam Ali bin Musa al-Rida (as), 203 AH
20 Safar
(Nov. 20): The anniversary of the 40th day of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (as), 61 AH
28 Safar
(Nov. 28): Death of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh & hf), 11 AH

 

The Crescent Committee

  • Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, Toronto, Canada.
  • Shaykh Fadhil al-Sahlani, New York, NY.
  • Sayyid Mahboob Mehdi Abedi, Chicago, IL.
  • Shaykh Muhammed Ja’far Banglori, Miami, FL.
  • Shaykh Sabah al-Ebadi, Vancouver, Canada.

 

The Moon-Sighting Committee

The Moon-Sighting Committee was established in 2007 by The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America, which annually selects new members to serve on its behalf. It has offered its services to the believers in North America every month since. The current committee was appointed at the Fifteenth Conference of The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America held in Chicago in August 2015.

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

 

Muharram, 1438 A.H.

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Muharram, 1438 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 in North America announces that Sunday, October 2nd, 2016, is the last day of Dhil Hajjah, 1437 A.H. and Monday, October 3rd, 2016, will be the first day of the month of Muharram al-Haram, 1438 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 Saturday, October 1st, 2016, in any region of North America.

The Day of Ashura, the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (as), will therefore be on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

We ask Allah (swt) to give us victory and success in gaining the maximum benefits this month as we honor the Ahl al-Bayt (as) and we ask Him as well to increase their remembrance among ourselves, our family, and our friends. Finally, we ask Allah (swt) to hasten the Return of our Master, the Awaited Imam (ajfs).

 

Important Islamic events in this month:

1 Muharram
(Oct. 3): First Day of the New Hijri Year 1438
2 Muharram (Oct. 4): Imam Husayn (as) arrives in Karbala, 61 AH
10 Muharram (Oct. 12): Day of Ashura; Martyrdom of Imam Husayn (as), 61 AH
13 Muharram (Oct. 15): Burial of Imam Husayn (as) and his companions in Karbala, 61 AH
25 Muharram (Oct. 27): Martyrdom of Imam al-Sajjad (as), 95 AH

 

The Crescent Committee

  • Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, Toronto, Canada.
  • Shaykh Fadhil al-Sahlani, New York, NY.
  • Sayyid Mahboob Mehdi Abedi, Chicago, IL.
  • Shaykh Muhammed Ja’far Banglori, Miami, FL.
  • Shaykh Sabah al-Ebadi, Vancouver, Canada.

 

The Moon-Sighting Committee

The Moon-Sighting Committee was established in 2007 by The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America, which annually selects new members to serve on its behalf. It has offered its services to the believers in North America every month since. The current committee was appointed at the Fifteenth Conference of The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America held in Chicago in August 2015.

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

 

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