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Safar 28 Death/Martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad SA and Imam Hassan AS. Condolences.

Friday, October 8, 2021, is the first day of the month of Rabi al-Awwal in the US and Canada. Other locations, see your own local religious authorities.
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Announcement Concerning:
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Rabi al-Awwal, 1443 A.H.
إضغط هنا لملاحظة بيان هلال شهر ربيع الأول 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 Friday, October 8th, 2021, will be the first day of the month of Rabi al-Awwal, 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 Thursday, October 7th, 2021 in many locations in different states.
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

World Mental Health Day (10 October) is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. Take care of yourself and those you can help. 

Rabi al-Awwal 08 is the martyrdom (shahadat) of Imam Hassan al-Askari (11th Imam) AS. Condolences. In the US and Canada. Please consult your local authorities in other countries for Islamic holy days. 

Eid al-Zahra is the Day that Imam Zaman, may Allah hasten his return, started his Imamate, after mourning the martyrdom of his father the 11th Imam AS on the previous day [Rabi al-Awwal 08]).

Rabi al-Awwal 12 - The Holy Prophet SA arrived in the Holy City of Madina. Sunnis believe that Rabi al-Awwal 12 is the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet SAW. Congratulations on this holy day: migration of Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) from Mecca to Medina.

Congratulations on the Birth Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad SA. Unity Week is the week that Muslims celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad SA. Some Muslim believe that the Holy Prophet SA was born on Rabi al-Awwal 12 and Shias believe he was born on Rabi al-Awwal 17. Ayatullah Khomeini RA designated Unity Week so that all Muslims could celebrate during the whole week instead of arguing over when the Prophet SA was born. May Allah accept your remembrance of Prophet Muhammad SA throughout Unity Week. 
The 6th Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq AS was born on Rabi al-Awwal 17. May Allah accept your remembrance of Imam Sadiq AS. 

Rabi al-Awwal 18 - establishment of al-Nabawi Masjid in the Holy City of Madina. Best Wishes. 

By some traditions, the birthday of 11th Imam Hasan al-Askari AS. Other traditions favor the 8th of Rabi al-Thani. 

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