The Crescent Moon of the Month of Shawwal, 1439 A.H.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر شوال

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 Friday, June 15th, 2018, will be the first day of the month of Shawwal, 1439 A.H. for the entire region of North America. This determination is based on the fact that there were reported sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye during the sunset of Thursday, June 14th, 2018, from many locations in the United States. We ask God, the Most High, for success in performing good deeds and hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (p).


The estimated minimum value of Zakat al-Fitrah, for 2018, in the United States, is US $10.00 per eligible person.

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Important Islamic Events this Month:
1 Shawwal (June 15) Eid al-Fitr
8 Shawwal (June 22) Destruction of al-Baqi, 1344 AH
25 Shawwal (July 9) Martyrdom of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (p), 148 AH
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. 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 of horizons, click here.