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The Crescent Moon of the Month of Dhil Qa’da, 1438 A.H.

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Dhil Qa’da, 1438 A.H.

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 in North America announces that Monday, July 24th, 2017 will be the last day of the month of Shawwal, 1438 A.H. and Tuesday, July 25th, 2017, will be the first day of the month of Dhil Qa’da, 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 Sunday, July 23rd, 2017, 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:

11 Dhu al-Qa’dah  (Aug.4) 
 Birthday of Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Ridha (p) – (148th year A.H.)
30 Dhul al-Qa’dah (Aug. 22)  Martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (p) –  (220th year 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.


 

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Shawwal, 1438 A.H.

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Shawwal, 1438 A.H.

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 in North America announces, based on reports received much later during the night, that the crescent moon was sighted by the naked eye during the sunset of Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Southern California. Based on this sighting, and the opinion of Sayyid Sistani regarding Multiplicity of Horizons, the first day of the month of Shawwal, 1438 A.H (Eid al-Fitr) will be as follows:

Sunday, June 25, 2017, for all the areas under the horizon visibility curve from Orlando, FL, through New Orleans, LA, Phoenix, AZ, to Los Angeles, CA; including all areas in close proximity to this visibility curve.

Monday, June 26, 2017, for the rest of North America, thus completing the 30 days of the month of Ramadhan through Sunday June 24th.

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:

  1 Shawwal    Eid al-Fitr
  8 Shawwal    Destruction of al-Baqi’, 1344 AH
  25 Shawwal    Martyrdom of Imam Ja’far 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

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.


ZAKAT AL-FITRAH 2017

The estimated minimum value of Zakat al-Fitrah, for 2017, in the United States, is US $10.00 per eligible person.

  • For more details about Zakat al-Fitrah this year, as well as information on how it was calculated, click here.
  • To pay Zakat al-Fitrah online, click here.

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Ramadhan, 1438 A.H.

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Ramadhan, 1438 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 in North America announces that Saturday, May 27th, 2017, will be the first day of the Holy Month of Ramadhan, 1438 A.H. for the entire region of North America.

This determination is based on the fact that there verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Friday, May 26th, 2017, from many locations.

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 this Month:
6 Ramadhan
 (June 1)
 Allegiance of Imam Ali al-Ridha (p), (Year 201 A.H.)
10 Ramadhan
 (June 5)
 Death of Lady Khadijah (p), (Year 3 B.H.)
12 Ramadhan
 (June 7)
 Welcoming of the Muslims in Madinah, (Year 1 A.H.), Brotherhood Day
15 Ramadhan
 (June 10)
 Birthday of Imam al-Hassan ibn Ali (p), (Year 2 A.H.)
17 Ramadhan
 (June 12)
 The Battle of Badr, (Year 2 A.H.)
19 Ramadhan
 (June 14)
 Attack on Imam Ali (p) in Masjid al-Kufa, (Year 40 A.H.);
1st observance of the Night of Destiny (Laylat al-Qadr) –
Starts in the evening on Tuesday, June 13th
20 Ramadhan
 (June 15)
 The Conquest of Mecca, (Year 8 A.H.)
21 Ramadhan
 (June 16)
 Martyrdom of Imam Ali (p) in Kufa, Iraq, (Year 40 A.H.);
2nd Observation of the Night of Destiny (Laylat al-Qadr) –
Starts in the evening on Thursday, June 15th
23 Ramadhan
(June 18)
 3rd (Final) Observance of the Night of Destiny (Laylat al-Qadr) –
Starts in the evening on Saturday, June 17th.

 

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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The Crescent Moon of the Month of Sha’ban, 1438 A.H.

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Sha’ban, 1438 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 in North America announces that Thursday, April 27th, 2017 will be the last day of the month of Rajab, 1438 A.H. and Friday, April 28th, 2017, will be the first day of the month of Sha’ban, 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 Wednesday, April 26th, 2017, 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:

3 Sha’ban (April 30) Birth Anniversary of Imam Hussain ibn Ali (p), (Year 3 A.H.)
4 Sha’ban
(May 1) Birth Anniversary of Abu Fadl al-Abbas (p), (Year 26 A.H.)
5 Sha’ban
(May 2) Birth Anniversary of Imam Ali ibn Hussain (p), (Year 38 A.H.)
15 Sha’ban
(May 12) Birth Anniversary of Imam al-Mahdi (p), (Year 255 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.

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