According to astronomical data, the crescent moon of the month of Shawwal can easily be sighted…
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Shawwal, 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 Sunday, May 24th, 2020 will be the first day of the month of Shawwal, 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 Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 in Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte, North Carolina, and Richmond, Virginia.
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 recommended value of Zakat al-Fitrah, for 2020, 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||(May 24)||Eid al-Fitr|
|8 Shawwal||(May 31)||Destruction of al-Baqi, 1344 A.H.|
|25 Shawwal||(Jun 17)||Martyrdom of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (p), 148 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.