The Juristic Office of the Institution of His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra), issued a statement concerning the beginning of the month of Safar 1444H. Following is the text of the statement:
The new crescent (central conjunction) for the month of Safar, 1444H will be born on Saturday August 27, 2022 at 08:17 GMT, that is 11:17 Beirut summer time.
As noticed in the picture above, sighting is possible on Saturday evening with the naked and armed eye in these regions: the sighting is possible with the naked eye provided that the weather is clear and the watcher is experienced in part of western north America. It is seen with the armed eye in most of the Americas and the west northern part of Africa. Thus, the first day of Safar is on Sunday 28/8/2022 in all the regions that share a part of the night with the regions of sighting, according to the jurisprudential opinion of His Eminence the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah (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, relieve us and grant us success to do what pleases Him. He is the Most Merciful.