Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Eid Announcement

Muslim Shia Council

In The Name of God The Beneficent The Merciful

Announcement Regarding
The New Crescent for Shawal 1434 AH

Dear Believers in North America,
as-Salamu Alaykum,
The Crescent Moon Committee of the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars in North America announces that there were no reports of sightings for the crescent moon of the month of Shawal in North America at the time of sunset, Wednesday, August 7, 2013. As a result, Thursday, August 8, 2013, will be the 30th of the holy month of Ramadan - "Ikmaal Iddah" - and Friday, August 9, 2013 will be considered the 1st of Shawal (the Day of Eid al-Fitr).

We ask the Almighty Allah to bless your work and shower you with His Blessings in this holy month, and to hasten the appearance of the Imam of our time (peace be upon him.)

The Crescent Committee:
  • Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, Toronto, Canada.
  • Shaykh Abed al-Muneim Shararah, Windsor, Canada.
  • Shaykh M. Reza Bagheri, Montreal, Canada.
  • Shaykh Mohammad al-Ali al-Halabi, Miami, FL.
  • Sayyid Nabi Raza Abedi, San Francisco, CA
The "Crescent Moon Committee"
was established at the 12th Council of Shia Muslim Scholars in North America in Detroit, September 2012.

Important Events during the month of Shawwal:
  • 1st of Shawal (August 9th): Eid al-Fitr.
  • 8th of Shawal (August 16th): The destruction of the graves of the Holy Imams of Ahlul Bayt in al-Baqi' at the hands of the Wahhabis in the year 1344 Hijri.
  • 25th of Shawal (September 2nd): The Martyrdom of Imam Ja'far Al-Sadiq (as) in the year 148 Hijri.


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