In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rabi al-Akhir, 1444 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 Thursday, October 27th, 2022 will be the first day of Rabi al-Akhir, 1444 A.H. for the entire region of North America.
This determination is based on the fact that there were verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Wednesday, October 26th, 2022, in Blacksburg, Virginia and Miami, Florida.
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:
Note: 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.
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.