The Advice of the Supreme Authority of Muslims, His Eminence, Grand Ayatullah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani,…
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Jamadi al-Awwal, 1437 A.H.
To the respected believers in North America,
Peace be upon you.
The Crescent Committee of the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars in North America announces that Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, will be the first day of the month of Jamadi al-Awwal, 1437 AH for the entire region of North America.
This determination is based on the fact that there were reported sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye during the sunset of Tuesday, February 9th, from many locations.
We ask Allah, the Most High, for success in performing good deeds and hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (p).
Important Islamic Events This Month:
- 5 Jamadi-I (Feb 14): Birthday of Lady Zainab, daughter of Imam Ali (p) – (5th year A.H.)
- 13 Jamadi-I (Feb 22): Martyrdom of Lady Fatimah al-Zahra (p) – (11th year A.H.)
The Crescent Committee
- Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, Toronto, Canada.
- Shaykh Fadhil al-Sahlani, New York, NY.
- Sayyid Mahboob Mehdi Abedi, Chicago, IL.
- Shaykh Muhammed Ja’far Banglori, Miami, FL.
- Shaykh Sabah al-Ebadi, Vancouver, Canada.
The Moon-Sighting Committee
The Moon-Sighting Committee was established in 2007 by The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America, which annually selects new members to serve on its behalf. It has offered its services to the believers in North America every month since. The current committee was appointed at the Fifteenth Conference of The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America held in Chicago in August 2015.
To learn about our basis for determining the beginning of lunar months and the theory about the unity of horizons, please click here.