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Thursday . September 21,2017 is the first of the month of Muharram Al- Haram 1439 H.

Date: 15/09/2017 A.D 24/12/1439 H

Translated by : Ola Hazimeh

The Juristic Office of the Institution of His Eminence, the Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra), issued a statement in which it announced that Thursday , September  21, 2017 is the first of the month of Muharram Al-Haram 1439 H. based on the jurisprudential opinion of His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra).

Following is the text of the statement:

The new crescent (central conjunction) for the month of Muharram Al-Haram 1439 H. will be born onWednesday the  20thof September  2017 A.D. at 05:30 a.m. (GMT) that is, at 08:30 a.m. Beirut time., the crescent can be sighted by the naked eye in some parts of  South America and Central America, and by the aid of telescopes in other parts of South America and USA  and a part of the AfricanContinent.

Thus, according to these characteristics, Thursday , September 21, 2017 is the first of the month of Muharram Al-Haram 1439 H. in  the countries that share with areas in which the crescent can be seen a part of night which include the MiddleEast , and  it will be on Friday , September 22, 2017 in the countries  where it can be seen but which  we do not share  with even by a part of night, based on the jurisprudential opinion of His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra), taking into consideration that it is enough for the sighting to happen, even if by the aid of telescopes, in any region of the world with which we share a part of the night.

We invoke Allah to flourish this year with His blessings and grace and mark it with dignity and victory for the believers. May Allah reward us greatly for [our grief over] the tragedy of Imam Al-Hussein (a.s.), He is the Most Merciful.

Red: Impossible

Not colored: Could not be seen

Navy blue: Needs a telescope

Pink: Might be seen by the naked eye

Green: Easily seen by the naked eye

Sky blue: Unknown

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