In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rabi al-Awwal, 1441 A.H.
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 Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 will be the last day of the month of Safar and that Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 will be the first day of the month of Rabi al-Awwal, 1441 A.H. for the entire region of North America.
This determination is based on the fact that there were no verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Monday, October 28th, 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:|
|8 Rabi al-Awwal||Nov 6||Martyrdom of Imam Hasan al-Askari (p), 260 A.H.|
|12 Rabi al-Awwal||Nov 10||The arrival of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp) to Yathrib city (al-Madina) marking the start of the Islamic calendar.|
|17 Rabi al-Awwal||Nov 15||Birth Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hp), 53 B.H.|
|17 Rabi al-Awwal||Nov 15||Birth Anniversary of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (p), 83 A.H.|
|18 Rabi al-Awwal||Nov 16||Establishment of Masjid al-Nabi in the city of al-Madina in the first Hijri year.|
- 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.
The Moon-Sighting Committee was established during the seventh annual conference of The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America, and has been providing monthly sighting announcements to the North American Shia Muslim communities since 2007. The Council adopts/renews its members on an annual basis.
To learn about our basis for determining the beginning of lunar months and the theory about the unity of horizons, click here.