The Moon of Dhu al-Hijjah, 143

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The Moon of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1438 A.H.

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1438 A.H.

The Moon-Sighting Committee announces that Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 will be the first day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1438 A.H. for the United States and southern parts of Canada.


The day of Arafah will be on Thursday, August 31st, 2017
The day of Eid al-Adha will be on Friday, September 1st, 2017

Important Islamic Events this Month:
7 Dhu al-Hijjah (Aug. 29) Martyrdom of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (p), (Year 114 A.H.)
8 Dhu al-Hijjah (Aug. 30) Imam Hussain (p) left Mecca for Iraq (Year 60 A.H.)
9 Dhu al-Hijjah (Aug. 31) Martyrdom of Muslim ibn Aqil (p) (Year 60 A.H.)
10 Dhu al-Hijjah (Sept. 1) Eid al-Adha
15 Dhu al-Hijjah (Sept. 5) Birth of Imam Ali al-Naqi al-Hadi (p) (Year 212 A.H.)
18 Dhu al-Hijjah (Sept. 9) Eid al-Ghadir
24 Dhu al-Hijjah (Sept. 15) Day of Mubahila