In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Dhu al-Qidah, 1439 A.H.

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان شهر ذي القعدة الحرام

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, July 14th, 2018, will be the last day of the month of Shawwal, 1439 A.H. and Sunday, July 15th, 2018 will be the first day of the month of Dhu al-Qidah 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 Friday, July 13th, 2018, in any region of North America.

We ask God, the Most High, for success in performing good deeds and hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (p).

On behalf of the Crescent Committee,

Sayyid M. Rizvi, General-Secretary

Important Islamic Events this Month:
11 Dhu al- Qidah (July 25) Birthday of Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Ridha (p) – (148th year A.H.)
30 Dhu al-Qidah (August 13) Martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (p) – (220th year 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.