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

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Announcement Concerning:

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

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.

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