In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Jumādā al-Thāni, 1436
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, March 22, 2015, will be the first day of the month of Jumādā al-Thāni, 1436, for the entire region of North America.
This is based on the fact that there were no verified sightings of the crescent moon at sunset on Friday, March 20, in any region of North America. Thus, Saturday is the last day of Jumādā al-Awwal.
We ask Allah (swt) for success in performing good deeds and hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdī (ajfs).
The Crescent Committee
To learn about our basis for determining the beginning of lunar months and the theory about the unity of horizons, click here.
The Moon-Sighting Committee
The Moon-Sighting Committee was established in 2005 by the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars in 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 Fourteenth Conference of the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars in North America held in Detroit in August 2014.