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The Crescent Moon of the Month of Dhu al-Qidah, 1439 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Dhu al-Qidah, 1439 A.H.

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان شهر ذي القعدة 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, July 14th, 2018, will be the last day of the month of Shawwal, 1439 A.H. and Sunday, July 15th, 2018 will be the first day of the month of Dhu al-Qidah 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 Friday, July 13th, 2018, in any region of North America.

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

On behalf of the Crescent Committee,

Sayyid M. Rizvi, General-Secretary

 

Important Islamic Events this Month:
11 Dhu al-Qidah (July 25) Birthday of Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Ridha (p) – (148th year A.H.)
End of Dhu al-Qidah (August 12 – pending moonsighting) Martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (p) – (220th year A.H.)

 


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 Shawwal, 1439 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر شوال

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 Friday, June 15th, 2018, will be the first day of the month of Shawwal, 1439 A.H. for the entire region of North America.

This determination is based on the fact that there were reported sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye during the sunset of Thursday, June 14th, 2018, from many locations in the United States.

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


ZAKAT AL-FITRAH 2018

The estimated minimum value of Zakat al-Fitrah, for 2018, in the United States, is US $10.00 per eligible person.

To pay Zakat al-Fitrah online, click here.


Important Islamic Events this Month:
1 Shawwal (June 15) Eid al-Fitr
8 Shawwal (June 22) Destruction of al-Baqi, 1344 AH
25 Shawwal (July 9) Martyrdom of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (p), 148 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 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, click here.

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Ramadan, 1439 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Ramadan, 1439 A.H.

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر رمضان المبارك

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 Wednesday, May 16th, 2018, will be the last day of the month of Sha’ban, 1439 A.H. and that Thursday, May 17th, 2018, will be the first day of the Holy Month of Ramadan, 1439 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, May 15th, 2018, in any region of North America.

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

Important Islamic Events this Month:
6 Ramadan (May 22)  Allegiance of Imam Ali al-Ridha (p), (Year 201 A.H.)
10 Ramadan (May 26)  Death of Lady Khadijah (p), (Year 3 B.H.)
12 Ramadan (May 28)  Welcoming of the Muslims in Madinah, (Year 1 A.H.), Brotherhood Day
15 Ramadan (May 31)  Birthday of Imam al-Hasan ibn Ali (p), (Year 2 A.H.)
17 Ramadan (June 2) The Battle of Badr, (Year 2 A.H.)
19 Ramadan (June 4) Attack on Imam Ali (p) in Masjid al-Kufa, (Year 40 A.H.);
1st Observance of the Nights of Destiny (Layali al-Qadr) – Starts in the evening on Sunday, June 3rd.
20 Ramadan (June 5)  The Conquest of Mecca, (Year 8 A.H.)
21 Ramadan (June 6) Martyrdom of Imam Ali (p) in Kufa, Iraq, (Year 40 A.H.);
2nd Observance of the Nights of Destiny (Layali al-Qadr) – Starts in the evening on Tuesday, June 5th.
23 Ramadan (June 8) 3rd (Final) Observance of the Nights of Destiny (Layali al-Qadr) – Starts in the evening on Thursday, June 7th.

 


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 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, click here.

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Shaban, 1439 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Shaban, 1439 A.H.

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر شعبان

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 the crescent moon of the month of Shaban, 1439 A.H. was sighted in the southern regions of the United States during the sunset of Monday, April 16th, 2018. Based on the opinion of Sayyid Sistani regarding Multiplicity of Horizons, the first of the month of Shaban, 1439 A.H will be as follows:

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, for all the areas under the horizon visibility curve starting from Philadelphia, passing through Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, all the way to Vancouver (see red and orange shaded areas in graphic below).

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, for the rest of North America.

(Click image to enlarge)


Important Islamic Events this Month:
3 Shaban (April 19) Birth Anniversary of Imam Hussain ibn Ali (p), (Year 3 A.H.)
4 Shaban (April 20) Birth Anniversary of Abu Fadl al-Abbas (p), (Year 26 A.H.)
5 Shaban (April 21) Birth Anniversary of Imam Ali ibn Hussain (p), (Year 38 A.H.)
15 Shaban (May 1) Birth Anniversary of Imam al-Mahdi (p), (Year 255 A.H.)

 


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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 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, click here.

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