In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

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

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر شوال

To the respected believers in North America,

Peace be upon you.

The Moon-Sighting Committee of the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars in North America announces that Tuesday, June 4th 2019 will be the last day of the month of Ramadan and that Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 will be the first day of the month of Shawwal, 1440 A.H. for the entire region of North America.

This determination is based on the fact that there were no verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Monday, June 3rd, 2019 in any region of North America.

Eid Mubarak! 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, General-Secretary


The estimated minimum value of Zakat al-Fitrah, for 2019, in the United States, is US $10.00 per eligible person.

To pay Zakat al-Fitrah online, click here.


Important Islamic Events this Month:
1 Shawwal (Jun 5) Eid al-Fitr
8 Shawwal (Jun 12) Destruction of al-Baqi, 1344 A.H.
25 Shawwal (Jun 29) Martyrdom of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (p), 148 A.H.


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.