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Wednesday is the first of Jamadi II

Date: 02/02/2019 A.D 27Jamadi I1440 H

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, Jamadi II 1440 H. in which it announced  that Wednesday 02-06 -2019, is the first  day of the month  of Jamada II.

Following is the text of the statement:

The new crescent (central conjunction) for the month of Jamada II 1440 H. will be born on Monday, the fourth of the month of February , 2019 A.D. at 21:04(GMT) that is, at 23:048 , Beirut time.

On the night of Monday the crescentcannotbeseen in any region of the world, since the birth of the moon will occur after sunset. But on Tuesday night it can be easily seen by the naked eye in some regions of central and North America. It can also be seen if the weather is clearby the naked eye in central America and several regions in south and north America and  the western part of Africa,  and with aid of telescopes in some parts of Africa and other regions .

Therefore, (according to the jurisprudential opinion of His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra) who deems it  issufficient  to be able to see 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),Wednesday 02-06 -2019, is the first  day of the month  of Jamada II, 1440

We invoke Allah, the Most Exalted, to make this month a month of worship and full obedience to Him and to grant the believers success in doing what pleases and satisfies Him. He is the Most Merciful.

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