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Friday is the first day of Sha’ban

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 Sha’ban, 1443H. Following is the text of the statement:

The new crescent (central conjunction) for the month of Sha’ban, 1443 H will be born on Wednesday February March 2, 2022 at: 17:35 (GMT) that is 19:35, Beirut time.

Picture1 | 2-3-2022

As noticed in the picture above: On Wednesday evening, the crescent can be sighted with the armed eye in regions we do not share a part of the night with , which makes Thursday, March 3 , the day that completes 30 days of the month of Rajab. On Thursday evening, the sighting is possible easily with the naked eye in some regions of Africa, Europe and Asia, and in some regions of north Asia, provided the weather is clear and the viewer is experienced. Thus, Friday March 4, 2022 is the first day of the month of Sha’ban, 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.

Picture2 | 3-3-2022

We invoke Allah, the Most Exalted, to make it a month of good, blessings, accepted prayers and deeds as well as relieving all sufferings that befell our nation. He is the Most Merciful.

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