Moon Sighting Update – THE MONTH OF MAHE RAJAB 1445 AH

Al-Mahdi Islamic Center


Al-Mahdi Islamic Center wishes to inform the community that

Saturday, January 13th, 2024 

will be the first day of the month of Rajab, 1445 A.H. for the entire region of North America.

This determination is based on the fact that there were verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Friday, January 12th, 2024, in different regions of North America.


Important Islamic Events this Month:

    • 1 Rajab (Jan. 13): Birth of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (p), 57 A.H.
    • 2 Rajab (Jan. 14): Birth of Imam Ali al-Hadi (p), 212 A.H.
    • 3 Rajab (Jan. 15): Martyrdom of Imam Ali al-Hadi (p), 254 A.H.
    • 10 Rajab (Jan. 22): Birth of Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (p), 195 A.H.
    • 13 Rajab (Jan. 25): Birth of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (p), 23 B.H.
    • 15 Rajab (Jan. 27): Death of Sayyida Zaynab bint Ali (p), 62 A.H.
    • 25 Rajab (Feb. 6): Martyrdom of Imam Musa al-Kadhim (p), 183 A.H.
    • 27 Rajab (Feb. 8): Day of Mabath, 13 B.H.