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 Jamada I, 1444H. Following is the text of the statement:
The new crescent (central conjunction) for the month of Jamada I, 1444H will be born on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 22:57 (GMT) that is Thursday, November 24, 00:57 Beirut time.
On Wednesday evening, sighting is impossible in any region in the world.
On Thursday night sighting is possible as follows:
- Sighting by the naked eye is easily possible in all South American states.
- Sighting by the naked eye is possible provided the weather is clear in the Southern part of Africa and some countries of Central and North America.
- Sighting is possible by the armed eye in the northern part of Africa.
Therefore, Friday the 25th of November, 2022, is the first day of the month of Jamada I, 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.
We invoke Allah, the Most Exalted, to guide us to do good and include us in His blessings.