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Sunday, October 02, 2016 is the first of the month of Muharram Al-Haram 1438 H.

Date: 26/09/2016 A.D 25/12/1437 H

Translated by: Manal Samhat

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 Sunday, October 02, 2016 is the first of the month of Muharram Al-Haram 1438 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 1438 H. will be born on Saturday, October 01, 2016 A.D. at 00:11 a.m. (GMT) that is, at 03:11 a.m. Beirut time. Saturday evening, the crescent can be sighted by the naked eye in South America and Central America, and by the aid of telescopes in the African continent and a part of the Asian Continent. Thus, according to these characteristics, Sunday, October 02, 2016 is the first of the month of Muharram Al-Haram 1438 H. without difference between the eastern and western regions, 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 graces 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: Unknow

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