Category: Moonsighting

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Shawwal 1442 A.H.

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Shawwal 1442 A.H.

Based on no confirmed sightings of the new crescent moon on evening of Tuesday, May 11, 2021, SMC announces Thursday, May 13th as the day of Eid-ul-Fitr (1st of Shawwal 1442 AH).  Tomorrow (May 12th) will be the 30th day of Ramadan. SMC will provide community EID Prayer information tomorrow evening. Zakat al-Fitr should be set aside on […]

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The Crescent Moon of the Month of Ramadan 1442 A.H.

The Crescent Moon of the Month of Ramadan 1442 A.H.

The new moon was sighted in San Diego, California during sunset on Monday, April 12th, based on multiple confirmed naked eyewitness accounts by mo’mineen. Therefore, the first day of Ramadan is Tuesday, April 13th. Key dates for the Month of Ramadan:10th Ramadan (April 22nd):         Death of Sayyida Khadija (SA)15th Ramadan  (April 27th):        Birthday of […]

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Safar 2020 1442 A.H.

Safar 2020 1442 A.H.

On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the first day of Safar 1442 AH will be Saturday, September 19th, 2020. The crescent moon was not sighted on Thursday, September 17th, 2020. Key dates for the Month of Safar: 7 Safar – Martyrdom of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (p), 50 […]

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Muharram 2020 1442 A.H.

Muharram 2020 1442 A.H.

On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the first day of Muharram 1442 AH will be Thursday, August 20th, 2020. The crescent moon was sighted during sunset on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 in San Diego, CA and Houston, TX. Key dates for the Month of Muharram 2 […]

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