In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Safar, 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 Monday, September 30th, 2019 will be the first day of the month of Safar, 1441 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 Sunday, September 29th, 2019 from many locations.
Therefore, the Day of Arbaeen will be on Saturday, October 19th, 2019.
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:|
|7 Safar||Oct 6||Martyrdom of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (p), 50 AH|
|7 Safar||Oct 6||Birth of Imam Musa al-Kadhim (p), 128 AH|
|17 Safar||Oct 16||Martyrdom of Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Rida (p), 203 AH|
|20 Safar||Oct 19||The Anniversary of the 40th day of the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (p), 61 AH|
|28 Safar||Oct 27||Death Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa (pbuh&hp), 11 AH|
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.