The Juristic Office of the Institution of His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah (ra), issued a statement concerning the beginning of the month of Rabi’ Ath-Thani 1445H. Following is the text of the statement:
The new crescent (central conjunction) for the month of Rabi’ Ath-Thani will be born on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 17:55 (GMT) that is 20:55, Beirut time.
As noticed in the above picture: Sighting on Saturday evening is impossible at any part of the world. Thus, Sunday is the day that completes (the 30th ) of the month of Rabi’ Al-Awal. On Sunday evening, the crescent may be sighted by the naked eye in many regions and by the armed eye in other regions. Thus, Monday October 16, is the first day of the month of Rabi’ Ath-Thani , due to the possibility of sighting and the completion of the previous month, in all regions of the world according to the jurisprudential opinion of His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah (ra).
We ask Allah, The Most Exalted, to grant His victory to the Mujahedeen and to relief us from this affliction. He is Omnipotent and the Most Merciful.