In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1441 A.H.

إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر ذي الحجة الحرام ١٤٤١ هـ

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 Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020, will be the first day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1441 A.H. for the entire region of North America.

This determination is based on the fact that, so far, there were verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 in Jacksonville, Miami, and Orlando, Florida, and Houston, Texas.

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:

7 Dhu al-Hijjah(July 28)Martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (p), (Year 114 A.H.)
8 Dhu al-Hijjah(July 29)Imam Hussain (p) left Mecca for Iraq (Year 60 A.H.)
9 Dhu al-Hijjah (July 30)Day of Arafah 
Martyrdom of Muslim ibn Aqil (p) (Year 60 A.H.)
10 Dhu al-Hijjah(July 31)Eid al-Adha
15 Dhu al-Hijjah (Aug 5)Birth of Imam Ali al-Naqi al-Hadi (p) (Year 212 A.H.)
(Date according to a different narration)
18 Dhu al-Hijjah (Aug 8)Eid al-Ghadir
24 Dhu al-Hijjah(Aug 14)Day of Mubahila

Note:

  • 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.