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

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

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

إعلان بخصوص هلال شهر ربيع الأول ١٤٣٩

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, November 19th, 2017 will be the last day of the month of Safar, 1439 A.H. and Monday, November 20th, 2017, will be the first day of the month of Rabi 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 Saturday, November 18th, 2017, 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:
8 Rabi-1
(Nov. 27)
Martyrdom of Imam Hassan al-Askari (p), 260 A.H.
12 Rabi-1
(Dec. 1)
Arrival of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp) to Yathrib city (al-Madina) marking the start of the Islamic calendar.
17 Rabi-1
(Dec. 6)
Birth Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp), 53 B.H.
17 Rabi-1
(Dec. 6)
Birth Anniversary of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (p), 38 A.H.
18 Rabi-1
(Dec. 7) 
Establishment of al-Nabawi Masjid (Mosque) in the city of al-Madina in the first Hijri year.

 


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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.

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

 In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

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 Saturday, October 21st, 2017, will be the first day of the month of Safar, 1439 A.H. for the entire region of the United States and parts of Southern 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 Friday, October 20th, 2017, from many locations.

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

 Important Islamic Events this Month
  7 Safar  (Oct. 27)
 Martyrdom of Imam Hassan al-Mujtaba (p), 50 AH
  7 Safar  (Oct. 27)  Birth of Imam Musa al-Kadhim (p), 128 AH
  17 Safar  (Nov. 6)  Martyrdom of Imam Ali bin Musa al-Rida (p), 203 AH
  20 Safar  (Nov. 9)  The Anniversary of the 40th day of the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (p), 61 AH
  28 Safar
 (Nov. 17)
 Death Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa  (pbuh), 11 AH

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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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