In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Jamadi al-Thani, 1437 A.H.

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر جمادى الثاني 


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 Thursday, March 10th, 2016, will be the first day of the month of Jamadi al-Thani, 1437 A.H. 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 Wednesday, March 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:

  • 3 Jamadi-II         (March 12):         Martyrdom of Lady Fatima al-Zahraa (p) (11 Year A.H.)
  • 13 Jamadi-II       (March 22):         Death of Umm al-Banin (p) mother of al-Abbas (Year 64 A.H.)
  • 20 Jamadi-II      (March 29):         Birth of Lady Fatima al-Zahra (p) (Year 5 B.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.