Sunday, July 15th, 2018 will be the first day of the month of Dhu al-Qidah…
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Dhu al-Qidah, 1440 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 Thursday, July 4th, 2019 will be the first day of the month of Dhu al-Qidah, 1440 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 Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 from Toronto, Canada.
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:|
|11 Dhu al-Qidah||(July 14)||Birth Anniversary of Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Ridha (p) (148 A.H.)|
|End of Dhu al-Qidah||( August 1st or 2nd, pending moon-sighting)||Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (p) (220 A.H.)|
- This announcement from the Crescent Committee is per the request of numerous community members across North America, however, it is not intended as an official verdict and there is no religious obligation to follow it.
- 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.