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Dhul Hijjah, 1436

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Announcement Concerning:
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Dhul-Hijjah, 1436
إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر ذي الحجة
 
To the respected believers in North America,
Peace be upon you.


The Crescent Committee of the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America announces that Tuesday, the 15th of September 2015, will be the first day of Dhul-Hijjah, 1436 AH for the United States and the southern regions 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, the 14th of September from many locations. Based on that:

  • The Day of ‘Arafa will be Wednesday, September 23, 2015.
  • The Day of Eid al-Adha will be Thursday, September 24, 2015.
We ask Allah (swt) to accept our good deeds, to return all Hajjis to their lands and families safely, and to hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (ajfs).

The Crescent Committee:
•  Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, Toronto, Canada
•  Shaykh Fadhil al-Sahlani, New York, NY
•  Sayyid Mahboob Mehdi Abedi, Chicago, IL
•  Shaykh Muhammad Ja’far Banglori, Miami, FL
•  Sayyid Sabah al-Ebedi, Vancouver, Canada


Important Islamic events in this month:

  • 7th (September 21):        Martyrdom of Imam al-Baqir (as), 114 AH
  • 8th (September 22):        Imam Husayn (as) left Mecca, 60 AH
  • 9th (September 23):        Martyrdom of Muslim ibn Aqeel (as), 60 AH
  • 9th (September 23):        The Day of ‘Arafah
  • 10th (September 24):      The Day of Eid al-Adha
  • 15th (September 29):      Birthday of Imam Ali al-Hadi (as), 212 AH
  • 18th (October 2):             Eid al-Ghadeer, 10 AH
  • 24th (October 8):             Eid al-Mubahalah, 10 AH

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.

Dhul Qa’dah, 1436

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Dhul-Qa’dah, 1436

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر ذي القعدة

 

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, August 17, 2015 will be the first day of the month of Dhul-Qa’dah, 1436, for the entire region of North America.

This is based on no reports of verified sightings of the crescent moon at sunset on Saturday, August 15, 2015, in any region in North America. Thus, Sunday is considered the last day of Shawwal.

We ask Allah (swt) to accept our fasting and good deeds during the holy month and to hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (ajfs).

 

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.

 

Events

 

  • 11th (August 27)Birthday of Imam Ali al-Ridha (as), 148 AH
  • 29th (September 14)Martyrdom of Imam Mohammad al-Jawwad (as), 220 AH

The Moon-Sighting Committee was established in 2005 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.

Shawwal, 1436

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Shawwal


بيان هلال شهر شوال لسنة ١٤٣٦، إضغط هنا لقراءة البيان

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, July 18, 2015 will be the first day of the month of Shawwal, 1436, for the entire region of North America.



This is based on no reports of verified sightings of the crescent moon at sunset on Thursday, July 16, 2015, in any region in North America. Thus, Friday is considered the last day of Ramadan.

We ask Allah (swt) to accept our fasting and good deeds during the holy month and to hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (ajfs).

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.
  • Sayyid Nabi Raza Abedi, San Francisco, CA

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

Important Islamic events in this month:

  • 1st    (July 18)        Eid al-Fitr
  • 8th    (July 25)        Destruction of al-Baqi’ by the government of Saudi Arabia, 1344 AH
  • 25th  (August 11)   Martyrdom of Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq, 148 AH

 

I.M.A.M. accepts Zakat al-Fitrah and sends it to needy believers in the United States. Click here to pay it online. To read about the rules of Zakat al-Fitrah, click here.The Moon-Sighting Committee

 

The Moon-Sighting Committee was established in 2005 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 Fourteenth Conference of The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America held in Detroit in August 2014.

If you missed days of fasting and need to know more about rules of Fidyah and Kaffarah, please click here

Ramadan, 1436

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Ramadan, 1436

بيان هلال شهر رمضان المبارك لسنة ١٤٣٦، إضغط هنا لملاحظة البيا

 

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 Thursday, June 18, 2015 will be the first day of the month of Ramadan, 1436, for the entire region of the United States and Canada.

This is based on reports of verified sightings of the crescent moon at sunset on Wednesday, June 17, in many regions of the United States.

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

 

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.
  • Sayyid Nabi Raza Abedi, San Francisco, CA

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

Important Islamic events in this month:

  • 6th (June 23) Allegiance to Imam Ali al-Ridha (as), 201 AH
  • 7th (June 24) Death of Abu Talib (as), 3 BH
  • 10th (June 27) Death of Lady Khadijah (as), 3 BH
  • 12th (June 29) Welcoming of the Muslims in Madinah, 1 AH
  • 15th (July 2) Birthday of Imam al-Hasan ibn Ali (as), 2 AH
  • 17th (July 4) The Battle of Badr, 2 AH
  • 19th (July 6) Attack on Imam Ali (as) in Masjid al-Kufa, 40 AH
  • 20th (July 7) The Conquest of Mecca by the Muslims, 8 AH
  • 21st (July 8) Martyrdom of Imam Ali (as) in Kufa, Iraq, 40 AH
  • 23rd (July 10 Night; Thursday Night) Laylat al-Qadr / Night of Destiny, 1 AH

 

The Moon-Sighting Committee

The Moon-Sighting Committee was established in 2005 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 Fourteenth Conference of The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America held in Detroit in August 2014.

If you missed days of fasting and need to know more about rules of Fidyah and Kaffarah, please click here

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