In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Jumada al-Akhira, 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 of North America announces that there were verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye in Orlando, Florida, and Phoenix, Arizona, during the sunset of Saturday, January 25th, 2020. Therefore, the first day of the month of Jumada al-Akhira, 1441 A.H., according to the multiple horizons opinion, will be on:
On behalf of the Crescent Committee,
Sayyid M. Rizvi, Secretary-General
|Important Islamic Events this Month:|
|3 Jumada al-Akhira||Martyrdom Anniversary of Sayyida Fatimah al-Zahra (p), 11 A.H. (according to the third narration)|
|13 Jumada al-Akhira||Death Anniversary of Lady Umm al-Banin (p), mother of al-Abbas (p), 64 A.H.|
|20 Jumada al-Akhira||Birth Anniversary of Sayyida Fatimah al-Zahra (p)|
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.