Monday, August 13th 2018, will be the first day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah,…
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1442 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, July 11th, 2021, will be the first day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1442 A.H. for most of North America except the Northeastern areas of the continent.
This determination is based on the fact that there were verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Saturday, July 10th, 2021 in Houston, Texas and San Diego, California.
On behalf of the Crescent Committee,
Sayyid M. Rizvi, General-Secretary
|Important Islamic Events this Month:|
|7 Dhu al-Hijjah||(July 17)||Martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (p), (Year 114 A.H.)|
|8 Dhu al-Hijjah||(July 18)||Imam Hussain (p) left Mecca for Iraq (Year 61 A.H.)|
|9 Dhu al-Hijjah||(July 19)|| Day of Arafah
Martyrdom of Muslim ibn Aqil (p) (Year 61 A.H.)
|10 Dhu al-Hijjah||(July 20)||Eid al-Adha|
|15 Dhu al-Hijjah||(July 25)|| Birth of Imam Ali al-Naqi al-Hadi (p) (Year 212 A.H.)
(Date according to a different narration)
|18 Dhu al-Hijjah||(July 28)||Eid al-Ghadir|
|24 Dhu al-Hijjah||(Aug 3)||Day of Mubahila|
- 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.