Tuesday, September 11th 2018, will be the first day of the month of Muharram, 1440…
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Muharram, 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 Saturday, August 31st, 2019 will be the last day of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1440 A.H. and that Sunday, September 1st, 2019 will be the first day of the month of Muharram, 1441 A.H. for the entire region of North America.
Therefore, the Day of Ashura will be on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019.
This determination is based on the fact that there were no verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Friday, August 30th, 2019 in any region of North America.
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:|
|2 Muharram||Imam Hussain (p) arrives in Karbala (61 A.H.)|
|7 Muharram||Water is cut off from Imam Hussain (p), his family, and his companions (Year 60 A.H.)|
|10 Muharram||Day of Ashura; Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (p) (61 A.H.)|
|13 Muharram||Burial of Imam Hussain (p) & his companions in Karbala (61 A.H.)|
|25 Muharram||Martyrdom of Imam Ali ibn Hussain (al-Sajjad) (p) (95 A.H.)|
- 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.