In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful Announcement Concerning: The Crescent Moon of…
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Shawwal, 1444 A.H.
اضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر شوال ١٤٤٤ هـ
To the respected believers in North America,
The Moon-Sighting Committee of the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America announces that sighting of the crescent moon was confirmed by the naked eye in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Southern California at sunset on Thursday, April 20th, 2023. Therefore, based on the multiplicity of horizons ruling, the first day of the month of Shawwal, 1444 A.H. will be as follows:
- Friday, April 21, 2023 will be the first day of Shawwal 1444 AH for all the cities extending from Miami, FL, and passing through Atlanta, GA and Minneapolis, MN, and for Canada, all the cities that lie west of the province of Ontario to the west coast of North America.
- Saturday April 22, 2023 will be the first day of Shawwal 1444 AH for all other regions that are located in the east and northeast of North America.
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 Moon-Sighting Committee,
Sayyid M. Rizvi, Secretary-General
ZAKAT AL-FITRAH 2023
The estimated recommended value of Zakat al-Fitrah, for 2023, 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: Eid al-Fitr
- 8 Shawwal: Destruction of al-Baqi, 1344 A.H.
- 25 Shawwal: Martyrdom of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (p), 148 A.H.
When is Eid for North America? – Check out this informative video on why Eid sometimes falls on two different days.
- 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.