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The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rabi al-Awwal, 1440 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rabi al-Awwal, 1440 A.H.

إعلان بخصوص هلال شهر ربيع 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 Thursday, November 8th, 2018 will be the last day of the month of Safar, 1440 A.H. and Friday, November 9th, 2018, will be the first day of the month of Rabi 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 Wednesday, November 7th, 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:
8 Rabi al-Awwal (Nov 16) Martyrdom of Imam Hasan al-Askari (p), 260 A.H.
12 Rabi al-Awwal (Nov 20) Arrival of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp) to Yathrib city (al-Madina) marking the start of the Islamic calendar.
17 Rabi al-Awwal (Nov 25) Birth Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp), 53 B.H.
17 Rabi al-Awwal (Nov 25) Birth Anniversary of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (p), 83 A.H.
18 Rabi al-Awwal (Nov 26) Establishment of al-Nabawi Masjid (Mosque) in the city of al-Madina in the first Hijri year.

 


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 Safar, 1440 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Safar, 1440 A.H.

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر صفر

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 Safar, 1440 A.H. was sighted by the naked eye in the south/west region of the United States during the sunset of Tuesday, October 9th, 2018.

Based on the Multiplicity of Horizons opinion, the first of the month of Safar, 1440 A.H will be Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, for all of the United States and most parts of Canada.

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:
7 Safar (Oct 16) Martyrdom of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (p), 50 AH
7 Safar (Oct 16) Birth of Imam Musa al-Kadhim (p), 128 AH
17 Safar (Oct 26) Martyrdom of Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Rida (p), 203 AH
20 Safar (Oct 29) The Anniversary of the 40th day of the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (p), 61 AH
28 Safar (Nov 6) Death Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa (pbuh&hp), 11 AH

 


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 Muharram, 1440 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Muharram, 1440 A.H.

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر محرم 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 Tuesday, September 11th 2018, will be the first day of the month of Muharram, 1440 A.H. for the entire region of  North America.

Therefore,

  • The Day of Ashura will be on Thursday, September 20th, 2018

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, September 10th, 2018, from many locations.

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:
2 Muharram (Sep 12) Imam Hussain (p) arrives in Karbala (61 A.H.)
10 Muharram (Sep 20) Day of Ashura; Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (p) (61 A.H.)
13 Muharram (Sep 23) Burial of Imam Hussain (p) & his companions in Karbala (61 A.H.)
25 Muharram (Oct 5) Martyrdom of Imam Ali ibn Hussain (al-Sajjad) (p) (95 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 Dhu al-Hijjah, 1439 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

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

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 Monday, August 13th 2018, will be the first day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1439 A.H. for the entire region of North America.

Therefore,

  • The day of Arafah will be on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
  • The day of Eid al-Adha will be on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

This determination is based on the fact that there were reported sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye during the sunset of Sunday, August 12th, 2018, from many locations.

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:
7 Dhu al-Hijjah (Aug 19)  Martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (p), (Year 114 A.H.)
8 Dhu al-Hijjah (Aug 20)  Imam Hussain (p) left Mecca for Iraq (Year 60 A.H.)
9 Dhu al-Hijjah (Aug 21) Day of Arafah
M
artyrdom of Muslim ibn Aqil (p) (Year 60 A.H.)
10 Dhu al-Hijjah (Aug 22)  Eid al-Adha
15 Dhu al-Hijjah (Aug 27)  Birth of Imam Ali al-Naqi al-Hadi (p) (Year 212 A.H.)
(Date according to a different narration)
18 Dhu al-Hijjah (Aug 30)  Eid al-Ghadir
24 Dhu al-Hijjah (Sept 5)  Day of Mubahila

 


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, 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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