In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Shawwal, 1442 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, May 13th, 2021 will be the first day of the month of Shawwal, 1442 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, May 12th, 2021 in Richmond and Springfield, Virginia, Potomac, Maryland, and New Jersey, and that consequently, it will be sighted in the middle and western states if there are no obstacles such as clouds.
Eid Mubarak! 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, General-Secretary
The estimated recommended value of Zakat al-Fitrah, for 2021, in the United States, is US $10.00 per eligible person.
To pay Zakat al-Fitrah online, click here.
|Important Islamic Events this Month:|
|1 Shawwal||(May 13)||Eid al-Fitr|
|8 Shawwal||(May 20)||Destruction of al-Baqi, 1344 A.H.|
|25 Shawwal||(Jun 6)||Martyrdom of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (p), 148 A.H.|
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.