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 Zul Hijja 1442H. Following is the text of the statement:
The new crescent (central conjunction) for the month of Zul Hijja, 1442H will be born on Saturday July 10, 2021 at 01:17(GMT), that is 04:17 Beirut summer time.
As noticed in the picture above, sighting is possible on Saturday evening with the naked as well the armed eye in several regions, including our region and other regions with which we share a part of the night. Therefore, Sunday the 11th of July is the first day of the month of Zul Hijja in the western and eastern regions, 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 with which we share a part of the night. May Allah, The Most Exalted, bless the pilgrims and those who perform Umrah. He is the Hearing of prayers and the Most Merciful.