The Juristic Office of the Institution of His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra) issued a statement concerning the beginning of the month of Rabi Ath-Thani 1443H.
Following is the text of the statement:
The new crescent (central conjunction) for the month of Rabi Ath-Thani 1443H will be born on Thursday November 04, at 21:15(GMT), that is 23:15, Beirut time.
As noticed in the picture above, the new crescent cannot be seen on Thursday evening in any part of the world, which means that Friday 05 is the 30th that completes the month of Rabi Al-Awal.
On Friday evening the crescent can be seen with the naked eye and the armed eye in many parts of the world as follows:
1- It can easily be seen by the naked eye in all parts of South America and certain parts of North America.
2- It can be seen with the naked eye, in certain parts of North America and most of Africa, provided that the weather is clear and the viewer is experienced.
3- It can be seen with the armed eye in many parts of Asia and Europe and the eastern part of the globe.
This, in addition to the fact that the previous month would have completed thirty days means that Saturday 06 November 2021 is the first day of the month of Rabi Ath-Thani 1443H, according to the jurisprudential opinion of His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra) who deems it enough to sight the crescent, whether by the naked eye or by the aid of telescopes, in any region that shares a part of the night with the regions of sighting .We pray that Allah, The Most Exalted, to bless us and grant us success for what pleases and satisfies Him good health and relief us from the pandemic and grant us victory over the enemy. He is the most Merciful.