In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rajab, 1436
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 Monday, April 20, 2015 will be the first day of the month of Rajab, 1436, for the entire region of North America.
This is based on reports of verified sightings of the crescent moon at sunset on Sunday, April 19, in many regions of the United States and Canada.
We ask Allah (swt) for success in performing good deeds and to 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
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.
To learn about our basis for determining the beginning of lunar months and the theory about the unity of horizons, click here.