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The Crescent Moon of the Month of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1440 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر ذي الحجة

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 there were verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye from many locations in Southern California during the sunset of Thursday, August 1st, 2019. Therefore, the first day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1440 A.H. will be on:

Friday, August 2nd, 2019, for all areas under the horizon visibility curve from Richmond, VA to Seattle, WA (as seen in the orange and red areas in the diagram below).

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019, for the rest of North America.

 

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

On behalf of the Crescent Committee,

Sayyid M. Rizvi, Secretary General


 

Important Islamic Events this Month:
7 Dhu al-Hijjah Martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (p), (Year 114 A.H.)
8 Dhu al-Hijjah Imam Hussain (p) left Mecca for Iraq (Year 60 A.H.)
9 Dhu al-Hijjah Day of Arafah
Martyrdom of Muslim ibn Aqil (p) (Year 60 A.H.)
10 Dhu al-Hijjah Eid al-Adha
15 Dhu al-Hijjah Birth of Imam Ali al-Naqi al-Hadi (p) (Year 212 A.H.)
(Date according to a different narration)
18 Dhu al-Hijjah Eid al-Ghadir
24 Dhu al-Hijjah Day of Mubahila

Note:

  • This announcement from the Crescent Committee is per the request of numerous community members across North America, however, it is not intended as an official verdict and there is no religious obligation to follow it.
  • To learn about our basis for determining the beginning of lunar months and the theory about the unity of horizons, click here.
  • To read Frequently Asked Questions about the Announcements of the Crescent Committee, click here.

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 Dhu al-Qidah, 1440 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Dhu al-Qidah, 1440 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 of North America announces that Thursday, July 4th, 2019 will be the first day of the month of Dhu al-Qidah, 1440 A.H. for the entire region of North America.

This determination is based on the fact that there were verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 from Toronto, Canada.

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

On behalf of the Crescent Committee,

Sayyid M. Rizvi, Secretary General


 

Important Islamic Events this Month:
11 Dhu al-Qidah (July 14) Birth Anniversary of Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Ridha (p) (148 A.H.)
End of Dhu al-Qidah ( August 1st or 2nd, pending moon-sighting) Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (p) (220 A.H.)

 


Note:

  • This announcement from the Crescent Committee is per the request of numerous community members across North America, however, it is not intended as an official verdict and there is no religious obligation to follow it.
  • To learn about our basis for determining the beginning of lunar months and the theory about the unity of horizons, click here.
  • To read Frequently Asked Questions about the Announcements of the Crescent Committee, click here.

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, 1440 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Shawwal, 1440 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 that Tuesday, June 4th 2019 will be the last day of the month of Ramadan and that Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 will be the first day of the month of Shawwal, 1440 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 Monday, June 3rd, 2019 in any region of North America.

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

On behalf of the Crescent Committee,

Sayyid M. Rizvi, General-Secretary


ZAKAT AL-FITRAH 2019

The estimated minimum value of Zakat al-Fitrah, for 2019, 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 (Jun 5) Eid al-Fitr
8 Shawwal (Jun 12) Destruction of al-Baqi, 1344 A.H.
25 Shawwal (Jun 29) Martyrdom of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (p), 148 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 Ramadan, 1440 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

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 Monday, May 6th, 2019 will be the first day of the month of Ramadan, 1440 A.H. for the United States and southern parts of Canada.

This determination is based on the fact that there were verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 from many locations in southern and western states.

Ramadan Mubarak! We ask God, the Most High, for success in performing good deeds and to 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:
6 Ramadan (May 11) Allegiance of Imam Ali al-Ridha (p), (Year 201 A.H.)
10 Ramadan (May 15) Death of Lady Khadijah (p), (Year 3 B.H.)
12 Ramadan (May 17) Welcoming of the Muslims in Madinah, (Year 1 A.H.)
15 Ramadan (May 20) Birthday of Imam Hasan ibn Ali (p), (Year 2 A.H.)
17 Ramadan (May 22) The Battle of Badr, (Year 2 A.H.)
19 Ramadan (May 24) 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 Thursday, May 23rd.
20 Ramadan (May 25) The Conquest of Mecca, (Year 8 A.H.)
21 Ramadan (May 26) 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 Saturday, May 25th.
23 Ramadan (May 28) 3rd (Final) Observance of the Nights of Destiny (Layali al-Qadr) –
Starts in the evening on Monday, May 27th.

 


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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 Shaban, 1440 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Shaban, 1440 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 Saturday, April 6th, 2019 will be the last day of the month of Rajab, 1440 A.H. and Sunday, April 7th, 2019, will be the first day of the month of Shaban, 1440 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 Friday, April 5th, 2019 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:
3 Shaban (Apr. 9) Birth Anniversary of Imam Hussain ibn Ali (p) (p)
4 Shaban (Apr. 10) Birth Anniversary of Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas (p)
5 Shaban (Apr. 11) Birth Anniversary of Imam Zayn al-Abidin (p)
15 Shaban (Apr. 21 ) Birth Anniversary of Imam al-Mahdi (p)

 


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 Rajab, 1440 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rajab, 1440 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 Thursday, March 7th, 2019 will be the last day of the month of Jumada al-Thania, 1440 A.H. and Friday, March 8th, 2019, will be the first day of the month of Rajab, 1440 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, March 6th, 2019 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:
1 Rajab (Mar. 8) Birth of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (p), 57 A.H.
2 Rajab (Mar. 9) Birth of Imam Ali al-Hadi (p), 212 A.H.
3 Rajab (Mar. 10) Martyrdom of Imam Ali al-Hadi (p), 254 A.H.
10 Rajab (Mar. 17 ) Birth of Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (p), 195 A.H.
13 Rajab (Mar. 20) Birth of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (p), 23 B.H.
15 Rajab (Mar. 22) Death of Sayyida Zaynab bint Ali (p), 62 A.H.
25 Rajab (Apr. 1) Martyrdom of Imam Musa al-Kadhim (p), 183 A.H.
27 Rajab (Apr. 3) Day of Mabath, 13 B.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 Jumada al-Thania, 1440 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Jumada al-Thania, 1440 A.H.

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهرجمادى الثانية

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, February 6th, 2019 will be the first day of the month of Jumada al-Thania, 1440 A.H. for the United States and southern parts of Canada.

This determination is based on the fact that there verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 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).

On behalf of the Crescent Committee,
Sayyid M. Rizvi, General-Secretary

 

Important Islamic Events this Month:
3 Jumada al-Thania (Feb 8) Martyrdom Anniversary of Sayyida Fatimah al-Zahra (p), 11 A.H. (according to the third narration)
13 Jumada al-Thania (Feb 18) Death Anniversary of Lady Umm al-Banin (p), mother of al-Abbas (p), 64 A.H.
20 Jumada al-Thania (Feb 25) Birth Anniversary of Sayyida Fatimah al-Zahra (p), 5 B.H. or 8 B.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 Jumada al-Awwal, 1440 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهرجمادى الأول

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, January 7th, 2019 will be the last day of the month of Rabi al-Thani, 1440 A.H. and Tuesday, January 8th, 2019, will be the first day of the month of Jumada al-Awwal, 1440 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, January 6th, 2019, 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:
5 Jumada al-Awwal (Jan 12) Birth of Sayyida Zaynab bint Ali (p), 5 A.H.
13 Jumada al-Awwal (Jan 20) Martyrdom Anniversary of Sayyida Fatimah al-Zahra (p), 11 A.H (according to the second narration)

 


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.


 

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