Rabi’ al-Thānī, 1436

In The Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Announcement Concerning:
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rabi’ al-Thānī, 1436
إعلان بخصوص هلال شهر ربيع الثاني ١٤٣٦
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 there were no verified sightings of the crescent moon at sunset on Tuesday, January 20, in any region of North America. Thus, Wednesday is the last day of Rabi’ al-Awwal. Thursday, January 22, 2015 will be the first day of the month of Rabi’ al-Thānī, 1436, for the entire region of North America.
We ask Allah (swt) for success in performing good deeds and hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdī (ajfs).
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.
·         Sayyid Nabi Raza Abedi, San Francisco, CA
  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 CommitteeThe 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.