The official crescent announcement from the Moon Sighting Committee of the Council of Shia Muslim…
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
وَمَثَلُ الَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمُ ابْتِغَاءَ مَرْضَاتِ اللَّهِ وَتَثْبِيتًا مِّنْ أَنفُسِهِمْ كَمَثَلِ جَنَّةٍ بِرَبْوَةٍ أَصَابَهَا وَابِلٌ فَآتَتْ أُكُلَهَا ضِعْفَيْنِ فَإِن لَّمْ يُصِبْهَا وَابِلٌ فَطَلٌّ ۗ وَاللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌ ﴿٢٦٥﴾
“The example of those who spend their property to please God out of their firm and sincere intention is as the garden on a fertile land which, after a heavy rainfall or even a drizzle, yields double produce. God is Well-Aware of what you do.” (2:265)
Dear believers in North America,
Peace be upon you.
This past Sunday, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana as a powerful and destructive category 4 hurricane affecting millions.
There is an urgent appeal from local communities and institutions in the affected regions for support in this time of dire need.
To this, I.M.A.M. has created a Hurricane Ida Disaster Relief fund and all donations will be forwarded to local community centers in New Orleans and Baton Rouge to help support victims of the hurricane.
[Checks may be mailed to I.M.A.M., 22000 Garrison St. Dearborn, MI 48124. Please write “Hurricane Ida Disaster Relief” in the memo.]