In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Crescent Moon of the Month of Ramadan, 1439 A.H
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 Wednesday, May 16th, 2018, will be the last day of the month of Sha'ban, 1439 A.H. and that
Thursday, May 17th, 2018, will be the first day of the Holy Month of Ramadan, 1439 A.H. for the entire region of North America.
This determination is based on the fact that there were no verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018, in any region of North America.
We ask God, the Most High, for success in performing good deeds and hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (a.s)