On behalf of the Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, we would like to announce that the first day of Rabi al Awwal 1440 AH will be Friday, November 9th, 2018. The crescent moon was not sighted during sunset on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 in North America.
Key dates for the Month of Rabi al Awwal
- 8th Rabi al Awwal (Nov. 16th) – Martyrdom of Imam Hasan al-Askari (AS)
- 9th Rabi al Awwal (Nov. 17th) – Eid e Zehra (AS)
- 17th Rabi al Awwal (Nov. 25th) – Birth of Prophet Muhammad (AS)
- 17th Rabi al Awwal (Nov. 25th) – Birth of Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (AS)