In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Safar, 1440 A.H.

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر صفر

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 the crescent moon of the month of Safar, 1440 A.H. was sighted by the naked eye in the south/west region of the United States during the sunset of Tuesday, October 9th, 2018.

Based on the Multiplicity of Horizons opinion, the first of the month of Safar, 1440 A.H will be Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, for all of the United States and most parts of Canada.

We ask God, the Most High, for success in performing good deeds and hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (p).

On behalf of the Crescent Committee,
Sayyid M. Rizvi, General-Secretary

Important Islamic Events this Month:
7 Safar (Oct 16) Martyrdom of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (p), 50 AH
7 Safar (Oct 16) Birth of Imam Musa al-Kadhim (p), 128 AH
17 Safar (Oct 26) Martyrdom of Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Rida (p), 203 AH
20 Safar (Oct 29) The Anniversary of the 40th day of the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (p), 61 AH
28 Safar (Nov 6) Death Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa (pbuh&hp), 11 AH


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.