Today is Dhul-Qidah 29 in the United States and Canada. The last day of Dhul-Qidah (sometimes it is 29th and sometimes 30th) is remembered as the Martyrdom of the 9th Imam Muhammad al-Jawad AS.
Are you a member of a moonsighting group? Think about looking for the new crescent moon after sunset tonight. If the moon is not seen, tomorrow will be Dhul-Qidah 30.
For other countries, refer to the moon sighting committees where you live.
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1442 A.H.
إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر ذي الحجة الحرام ١٤٤٢ 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 Sunday, July 11th, 2021, will be the first day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1442 A.H. for most of North America except the Northeastern areas of the continent.
This determination is based on the fact that there were verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Saturday, July 10th, 2021 in Houston, Texas, and San Diego, California.
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
Dhul-Hijjah 7 is the martyrdom of Imam Muhammad Ibn Ali AS Al-Baqir.
Dhul-Hijjah 8 is the eventful day that Imam Hussain AS left the Holy City of Mecca and began the journey to Karbala. See the map of the trip here:
* Dhul-Hijjah 9. The Day of ‘Arafah in the Hajj pilgrimage. Also the anniversary of the martyrdom of Muslim ibn Aqeel AS, the cousin and ambassador of Imam Husayn AS. Condolences.
Dhul-Hijjah 10 is the Day of Eid al-Adha. Congratulations.
* Dates in the ShiaChat Calendar are according to North America. Middle East governments might differ on Islamic dates, whether they follow crescent moonsighting or not.
Dhul-Hijjah 15 is the Birthday of the 10th Imam Ali un-Naqi al-Hadi AS. Congratulations.
Dhul-Hijjah 18 is Eid al-Ghadeer. Congratulations for the Great Eid, the day that Prophet Muhammad SA raised the hand of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib AS at Ghadir Khum and announced to Hajj pilgrims that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) appointed Ali Ibn Abi Talib ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)) as the guardian (Wali), the master (Mawla), the leader (Imam), and the commander (Amir) of all believing men and women, the deputy and the executor of his affairs (Wasi), and his successor (Khalifa). SALAWAT!