In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Jamadi al-Thani, 1438 A.H.
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, February 28th, 2017, will be the first day of the month of Jamadi al-Thani, 1438 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 Monday, February 27th, 2017 from multiple 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 in this month:
|3 Jamadi-II||(Mar 2)||Martyrdom of Lady Fatimah al-Zahra (p) – (11th year A.H.)|
|13 Jamadi-II||(Mar 12)||Death of Umm al-Banin (p) mother of al-Abbas (p) (Year 64 A.H.)|
|20 Jamadi-II||(Mar 19)||Birth of Lady Fatimah al-Zahra (p) (Year 5 B.H.)|
The Crescent Committee
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.