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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.

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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.

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

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

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

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر رجب المرجّب

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, March 18th, 2018, will be the last day of Jumadi al-Akhirah and that Monday, March 19th, 2018, will be the first day of the month of Rajab, 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 Saturday, March 17th, 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:

 

1 Rajab (Mar. 19) Birth of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (p), 57 A.H.
2 Rajab (Mar. 20) Birth of Imam Ali al-Hadi (p), 212 A.H.
3 Rajab (Mar. 21) Martyrdom of Imam Ali al-Hadi (p), 254 A.H.
10 Rajab (Mar. 28) Birth of Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (p), 195 A.H.
13 Rajab (Mar. 31) Birth of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (p), 23 B.H.
15 Rajab (Apr. 2) Death of Sayyida Zainab bint Ali (p), 65 A.H.
25 Rajab (Apr. 12) Martyrdom of Imam Musa al-Kadhim (p), 183 A.H.
27 Rajab (Apr. 14) Day of Mabath, 13 B.H.

 


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Shaykh Fadhil al-Sahlani, New York, NY.
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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 Jumada al-Akhirah 1439 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Jumada al-Akhirah 1439 A.H.

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهرجمادى الآخرة

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, February 17th, 2018, will be the first day of the month of Jumada al-Akhirah, 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 Friday, February 16th, from many locations.

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

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13 Jumada-II (Mar. 1) Death of Lady Umm al-Banin (p), mother of al-Abbas (p), 64 A.H.
20 Jumada-II (Mar. 8) Birth of Lady Fatimah al-Zahra (p), 5 B.H. or 8 B.H.

 


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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 Jamadi al-Awwal, 1439 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Jamadi al-Awwal, 1439 A.H.

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهرجمادىالأول

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 Thursday, January 18th, 2018 will be the last day of the month of Rabi al-Thani, 1439 A.H. and Friday, January 19th, 2017, will be the first day of the month of Jamadi al-Awwal, 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 Thursday, January 17th, 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).

 

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(Jan. 23)
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13 Jamadi-I
(Jan. 31)

Martyrdom Anniversary of Sayyida Fatima al-Zahra (p), 11A.H. (Year 201 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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