In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Shawwal, 1443 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, May 2nd, 2022 will be the first day of the month of Shawwal, 1443 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, May 1st, 2022 in many regions of North America.
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 2022, 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 2)||Eid al-Fitr|
|8 Shawwal||(May 9)||Destruction of al-Baqi, 1344 A.H.|
|25 Shawwal||(May 26)||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.