In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful Announcement Concerning: The Crescent Moon of…
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1438 A.H.Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 will be the first day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1438 A.H. for the United States and southern parts of Canada. Therefore,
- The day of Arafah will be on Thursday, August 31st, 2017
- The day of Eid al-Adha will be on Friday, September 1st, 2017
|Important Islamic Events this Month:|
|7 Dhu al-Hijjah||(Aug. 29)||Martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (p), (Year 114 A.H.)|
|8 Dhu al-Hijjah||(Aug. 30)||Imam Hussain (p) left Mecca for Iraq (Year 60 A.H.)|
|9 Dhu al-Hijjah||(Aug. 31)||Martyrdom of Muslim ibn Aqil (p) (Year 60 A.H.)|
|10 Dhu al-Hijjah||(Sept. 1)||Eid al-Adha|
|15 Dhu al-Hijjah||(Sept. 5)||Birth of Imam Ali al-Naqi al-Hadi (p) (Year 212 A.H.)|
|18 Dhu al-Hijjah||(Sept. 9)||Eid al-Ghadir|
|24 Dhu al-Hijjah||(Sept. 15)||Day of Mubahila|
- 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