In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
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 Monday, January 7th, 2019 will be the last day of the month of Rabi al-Thani, 1440 A.H. and Tuesday, January 8th, 2019, will be the first day of the month of Jumada al-Awwal, 1440 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 Sunday, January 6th, 2019, in any region of North America.
We ask God, the Most High, for success in performing good deeds and hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (p).
On behalf of the Crescent Committee,
Sayyid M. Rizvi, General-Secretary
|Important Islamic Events this Month:|
|5 Jumada al-Awwal||(Jan 12)||Birth of Sayyida Zaynab bint Ali (p), 5 A.H.|
|13 Jumada al-Awwal||(Jan 20)||Martyrdom Anniversary of Sayyida Fatimah al-Zahra (p), 11 A.H (according to the second narration)|
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.