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 Muharram , 1444H. Following is the text of the statement:
The new crescent (central conjunction) for the month of Muharram will be born on Thursday Sunday, July 28, 2022 2at: 17:55 (GMT) that is 20:55, Beirut time.
As noticed in the attached picture: Sighting on Thursday evening is impossible in all parts of the world. Thus, Friday is the day that completes the month of Zul-Hijja (30days). Therefore, the beginning of the month of Muharram is on Saturday July 28, in all parts of the world with no difference between the two hemispheres, 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 that shares a part of the night with the regions of sighting ,in addition to the fact the previous month has completed 30 days.
We ask Allah, The Most Exalted, to make it a blessed year, and grant us the rewards of our grief on Imam Hussein (a.s) and his companions and relief the nation from its hardships. He is the most Merciful