The Moon-Sighting Committee of the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars in North America announces that…
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rajab, 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 Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 will be the first day of the month of Rajab, 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 Monday, February 24th, 2020 from Miami and Orlando, Florida.
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:|
|1 Rajab||(Feb 25)||Birth of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (p), 57 A.H.|
|2 Rajab||(Feb 26)||Birth of Imam Ali al-Hadi (p), 212 A.H.|
|3 Rajab||(Feb 27)||Martyrdom of Imam Ali al-Hadi (p), 254 A.H.|
|10 Rajab||(Mar 5)||Birth of Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (p), 195 A.H.|
|13 Rajab||(Mar 8)||Birth of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (p), 23 B.H.|
|15 Rajab||(Mar 10)||Death of Sayyida Zaynab bint Ali (p), 62 A.H.|
|25 Rajab||(Mar 20)||Martyrdom of Imam Musa al-Kadhim (p), 183 A.H.|
|27 Rajab||(Mar 22)||Day of Mabath, 13 B.H.|
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- This announcement from the Crescent Committee is per the request of numerous community members across North America to help in identifying the beginning of the Hijri months.
- To learn about our basis for determining the beginning of lunar months and the theory about the unity of horizons, click here.
- To read Frequently Asked Questions about the Announcements of the Crescent Committee, click here.
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.