In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful The Crescent Moon of the Month…
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Muharram, 1441 A.H.Sunday, September 1st, 2019 will be the first day of the month of Muharram, 1441 A.H. for the entire region of North America. Therefore, the Day of Ashura will be on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019. This determination is based on the fact that there were no verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Friday, August 30th, 2019 in any region 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:|
|2 Muharram||Imam Hussain (p) arrives in Karbala (61 A.H.)|
|7 Muharram||Water is cut off from Imam Hussain (p), his family, and his companions (Year 60 A.H.)|
|10 Muharram||Day of Ashura; Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (p) (61 A.H.)|
|13 Muharram||Burial of Imam Hussain (p) & his companions in Karbala (61 A.H.)|
|25 Muharram||Martyrdom of Imam Ali ibn Hussain (al-Sajjad) (p) (95 A.H.)|
- This announcement from the Crescent Committee is per the request of numerous community members across North America to help in identifying the beginning of the Hijri months.
- 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.