In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful The Crescent Moon of the Month…
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Mercifulfirst day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1440 A.H. will be on: Friday, August 2nd, 2019, for all areas under the horizon visibility curve from Richmond, VA to Seattle, WA (as seen in the orange and red areas in the diagram below). Saturday, August 3rd, 2019, for the rest of North America. We ask God, the Most High, for success in performing good deeds and to hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (p). On behalf of the Crescent Committee, Sayyid M. Rizvi, Secretary General
|Important Islamic Events this Month:|
|7 Dhu al-Hijjah||Martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (p), (Year 114 A.H.)|
|8 Dhu al-Hijjah||Imam Hussain (p) left Mecca for Iraq (Year 60 A.H.)|
|9 Dhu al-Hijjah||Day of Arafah Martyrdom of Muslim ibn Aqil (p) (Year 60 A.H.)|
|10 Dhu al-Hijjah||Eid al-Adha|
|15 Dhu al-Hijjah||Birth of Imam Ali al-Naqi al-Hadi (p) (Year 212 A.H.) (Date according to a different narration)|
|18 Dhu al-Hijjah||Eid al-Ghadir|
|24 Dhu al-Hijjah||Day of Mubahila|
- This announcement from the Crescent Committee is per the request of numerous community members across North America, however, it is not intended as an official verdict and there is no religious obligation to follow it.
- To learn about our basis for determining the beginning of lunar months and the theory about the unity of horizons, click here.
- To read Frequently Asked Questions about the Announcements of the Crescent Committee, click here.