For those who live in the US and Canada, today is the 29th day of fasting. Pray, make duas, read the Holy Qur'an and do tasbeeh (prayer beads). Worship Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) as much as you can. May Allah accept all your religious observances in the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Supplications for the last ten Nights of the holy month https://www.al-Islam.org/supplications-month-ramadhan/supplications-last-ten-nights-holy-month
Determined by sighting of the new crescent moon, Monday, May 1, 2022 is Shawwal 1 and Eid in the US and Canada.
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Shawwal, 1443 A.H.
إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر شوال ١٤٤٣ هـ
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 Monday, May 2nd, 2022 will be the first day of the month of Shawwal, 1443 A.H. for the entire region of North America.
This determination is based on the fact that there were verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Sunday, May 1st, 2022 in many regions 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 Crescent Committee,
Sayyid M. Rizvi, Secretary General
ZAKAT AL-FITRAH 2022
The estimated recommended value of Zakat al-Fitrah, for 2022, in the United States, is US $10.00 per eligible person.
To pay Zakat al-Fitrah online, click here.
Shawwal 8 is the tragic day to remember the destruction of the graves at Jannat ul Baqi (Holy City of Medina) & Jannat ul Mu'alla (Holy City of Mecca), by order of King Ibn Saud, circa April 21, 1925. The destruction also included the house where the Holy Prophet SA was born.
For lunar eclipse in all countries, click here May 15–16, 2022 Total Lunar Eclipse
For North America, see below:
Peace be upon you.
There will be a total lunar eclipse which will be visible over North America beginning at night on Sunday, May 15th, 2022 wherein Salat al-Ayaat is obligatory (wajib). For more details about the lunar eclipse and the time it will occur in your respective area, please click here.
During a solar or lunar eclipse, it is obligatory (wajib) to perform a special prayer called Salat al-Ayaat. The prayer becomes wajib even if the moon or the sun are partially eclipsed, and even if they do not engender any fear.
The time of Salat al-Ayaat sets in as the eclipse starts and remains until the eclipse is over. It is better, however, not to delay the prayer until the reversal of eclipse commences, although it may be possible that the completion of Salat al-Ayaat may coincide with the time of reversal.
Note, that Salat al-Ayaat is not required upon a woman who is in her menses (haydh) or postpartum bleeding (nifas), nor would she be required to make-up the prayer (qadha).
How to perform the prayer of “al-Ayaat", a two unit (Rakah) prayer with five Ruku in each unit:
1. Make the intention (Niyyah) of offering the prayers as “Salat al-Ayaat”. 2. One should say Takbir: “Allahu Akbar” 3. Recite Surat al-Fatiha and any other Surah* 4. Then perform Ruku. 5. After Ruku, then stand and recite Surat al-Fatiha and any other Surah and then perform another Ruku. 6. One should repeat this action (steps 3 & 4) five times, and when one stands after the fifth Ruku, one should then proceed to perform the two Sajdah (as in the normal Fajr prayer). Then stand up to perform the second Rakah in the same manner as was done in the first Rakah (with the five Ruku). 7. After performing the second set of Sajdah, one should recite Tashahhud and end the prayer with Salam to complete it.
*Please note that a person is allowed to say Takbir and recite Surat al-Fatiha and then divide the verses of another Surah into five parts, and recite one verse or more or less, and thereafter perform the Ruku. One should then stand up and recite another part of the Surah (without reciting Surat al-Fatiha) and then perform another Ruku. This should be repeated and the Surah must be finished before performing the fifth Ruku. For more details see the Islamic Law Book by clicking here.
We ask the Almighty God to accept all your deeds and worships.
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*By some traditions, Shawwal 25 is the Martyrdom of 6th Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq AS. Condolences to everyone.
The reason why sometimes there are two or more dates for certain Islamic events, such as birth and death anniversaries of the Ahl al-Bayt (p):