NASIMCO wishes to inform the community that the 1st day of Safar 1442AH will be Saturday September 19th, 2020 for the entire region of North America.
This determination is based on the fact there were no verified sighting of the crescent moon on the evening of Thursday, Sept 17th, 2020 in North America.
UPDATE: For the communities in Canada observing Friday September 18th as 29th of Muharram, there were verified sightings of the moon from many locations in the region on the evening of Friday Sept 18th, therefore these areas will also be observing 1st of Safar on Saturday Sept 19th.
Therefore the Day of Arbaeen will be Thursday October 8th, 2020
We ask Allah, the Most High, for success in performing good deeds and hasten the Return of Our Master, Imam Mahdi (AJTF).
The declaration for the 1st of the month is made by NASIMCO from sighting reports received from member Jamaats and with guidance from the resident Alim of Toronto Jamaat, Mawlana Syed Muhammad Rizvi.
Our gratitude to The Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America for providing the moonsighting information
To learn about our basis for determining the beginning of lunar months and the theory about the unity of horizons, click here