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Rabi al-Thani, 1438 A.H.

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rabi al-Thani, 1438 A.H.

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر ربيع الثاني

 

 

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 Friday, December 30th, 2016 will be the last day of the month of Rabi al-Awwal, 1438 A.H. and Saturday, December 31st, 2016, will be the first day of the month of Rabi al-Thani, 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 Thursday, December 29th, 2016, 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:

8 Rabi-II (Jan 7)  Birthday of Imam Hassan al-Askari (p) (Year 232 A.H.)
10 Rabi-II (Jan. 9)  Death of Lady Ma’sooma sister of Imam al-Ridha (p) in Qum (Year 201 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.

 

Rabi al-Awwal, 1438

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rabi al-Awwal, 1438 A.H.

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان 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 in North America announces that Wednesday, November 30th, 2016, is the last day of the month of Safar 1438 A.H., and Thursday, December 1st, 2016, will be the first day of the month of Rabi al-Awwal, 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 Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, 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:   

8 Rabi-1 (Dec. 8)   Martyrdom of Imam Hassan al-Askari (p), 260 AH
 12 Rabi-1 (Dec. 12)   Arrival of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh & hf) to Yathrib city (al-Madina)
marking the start of the Islamic calendar.
17 Rabi-1 (Dec. 17)   Birthday of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh & hf) (53 B.H.)
17 Rabi-1 (Dec. 17)   Birthday of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (p) (Year 38 A.H.)
18 Rabi-1 (Dec. 18)   Establishment of al-Nabawi Masjid (Mosque) in the city of al-Madina in
the first Hijri year.

 

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.

 

Safar, 1438 A.H.

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Safar, 1438 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 in North America announces that Tuesday, November 1st, 2016, will be the first day of the month of Safar, 1438 A.H. for the United States and southern parts of Canada.

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, October 31st, from many locations.

We ask Allah (swt) for success in performing good deeds and hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (ajfs).

 

Important Islamic events in this month:

7 Safar
(Nov. 7): Martyrdom of Imam Hassan al-Mujtaba (as), 50 AH
17 Safar
(Nov. 17): Martyrdom of Imam Ali bin Musa al-Rida (as), 203 AH
20 Safar
(Nov. 20): The anniversary of the 40th day of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (as), 61 AH
28 Safar
(Nov. 28): Death of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh & hf), 11 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.

 

Muharram, 1438 A.H.

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Muharram, 1438 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 in North America announces that Sunday, October 2nd, 2016, is the last day of Dhil Hajjah, 1437 A.H. and Monday, October 3rd, 2016, will be the first day of the month of Muharram al-Haram, 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 Saturday, October 1st, 2016, in any region of North America.

The Day of Ashura, the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (as), will therefore be on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

We ask Allah (swt) to give us victory and success in gaining the maximum benefits this month as we honor the Ahl al-Bayt (as) and we ask Him as well to increase their remembrance among ourselves, our family, and our friends. Finally, we ask Allah (swt) to hasten the Return of our Master, the Awaited Imam (ajfs).

 

Important Islamic events in this month:

1 Muharram
(Oct. 3): First Day of the New Hijri Year 1438
2 Muharram (Oct. 4): Imam Husayn (as) arrives in Karbala, 61 AH
10 Muharram (Oct. 12): Day of Ashura; Martyrdom of Imam Husayn (as), 61 AH
13 Muharram (Oct. 15): Burial of Imam Husayn (as) and his companions in Karbala, 61 AH
25 Muharram (Oct. 27): Martyrdom of Imam al-Sajjad (as), 95 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.

 

Dhil Hajjah, 1437 A.H.

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Dhil Hajjah, 1437

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 in North America announces that Saturday, September 3rd, 2016, will be the first day of the month of Dhil Hajjah, 1437 A.H. for the entire region of the United States and southern parts of Canada.

Based on this announcement:

  • The Day of ‘Arafa will be Sunday, September 11, 2016.
  • The Day of Eid al-Adha will be Monday, September 12, 2016.

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, September 2nd, from many locations.

We ask Allah (swt) for success in performing good deeds and hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (ajfs) and to return all of those performing Hajj to their lands and families safely.

 

Important Islamic events in this month:

7 Dhil Qa’dah
(Sept. 9): Martyrdom of Imam al-Baqir (as), 114 AH
8 Dhil Hajjah (Sept. 10): Imam Husayn (as) left Mecca, 60 AH
9 Dhil Hajjah (Sept. 11): Martyrdom of Muslim ibn Aqeel (as), 60 AH
9 Dhil Hajjah (Sept. 11): The Day of ‘Arafah
10 Dhil Hajjah (Sept. 12): The Day of Eid al-Adha
15 Dhil Hajjah (Sept. 17): Birthday of Imam Ali al-Hadi (as), 212 AH
18 Dhil Hajjah (Sept. 20): Eid al-Ghadeer, 10 AH
24 Dhil Hajjah (Sept. 26): Eid al-Mubahalah, 10 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.

 

Dhil Qa’dah, 1437 A.H.

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Dhil Qa’dah, 1437

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهرذي 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 Thursday, August 4th, 2016 is the last day of Shawwal, 1437 and Friday, August 5th, 2016, will be the first day of the month of Dhil Qa’dah, 1437 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, August 3rd, 2016, in any region of North America.

We ask Allah (swt) for success in performing good deeds and hasten the return of our Master, Imam Mahdi (ajfs).

Important Islamic events in this month:   

11 Dhil Qa’dah
(August 15): Birth Anniversary of Imam Ali al-Ridha (as), 148 AH
29 Dhil Qa’dah (September 2): Martyrdom of Imam Mohammad al-Jawwad (as), 220 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.

 

Shawwal, 1437 A.H.

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Shawwal, 1437

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 Wednesday, July 6th, 2016, will be the first day of the month of Shawwal, 1437 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 Tuesday, July 5, from many locations.

We ask Allah (swt) for success in performing good deeds and hasten the return of our Master, Imam Mahdi (ajfs).

Important Islamic events in this month:   

1 Shawwal (July 6): Eid al-Fitr
8 Shawwal (July 13): Destruction of al-Baqi’ by the government of Saudi Arabia, 1344 AH
25 Shawwal (July 30): Martyrdom of Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq, 148 AH

 

Attention:
Zakat al-Fitrah is US $10.00 per each person. You can pay it online, by clicking here.

 

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.

 

Clarification About the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadhan, 1437 A.H.

 

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Clarification about the beginning of the Holy month of Ramadhan, 1437 AH

To our dear believers in North America,

After our announcement about the beginning of the holy month of Ramadhan, there have been inquiries about sightings in southern regions of the United States. We would like to inform our dear believers that as part of our deliberation we collect reports of possible sightings and once their authenticity is verified based on religious standards, we make the announcement accordingly. By the time of sunset in San Diego, we received reports that sightings were attempted but the crescent moon was not seen even though the sky was in clear conditions. Therefore, the announcement was made that Tuesday, June 7th, is the 1st of Ramadhan.

As time progressed, we saw some reports circulating about sightings in southern regions. We would like to advise that in such a case, if the individual believers have contentment and certainty with these reports, it becomes a religious obligation for them to act upon it for themselves.

As per Ayatullah Sayyid al-Sistani’s multiplicity of horizons ruling, the impact of a confirmed sighting in a location would be limited to the moon sighting visibility curve of that area only and would have no necessary bearing in the rest of North America for whom Tuesday still remains as the 1st day of the holy month of Ramadhan.

As always, we urge the respected believers as well as honorable scholars, to report their sightings as soon as they see the crescent moon to info@imams.us so that the committee can verify the reports and make the appropriate declaration.

By the grace of Allah SWT, and all praise is due to Him, the Crescent Committee is proud to have worked to unify the Shia community since its establishment in 2007.  Therefore, we hope that all the members of our community work hand-in-hand to keep this unity strong and to stand together against disunity and division.

We ask Allah (swt) to accept your fasting and good deeds in this holy month and to hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (ajfs).

 

Click here to view the original announcement concerning the
Crescent Moon of the Month of Ramadhan, 1437

 

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.

 

June 6th, 2016

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