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Muharram 1436 Program at IMAN


As the month of Muharram 1436 approaches, millions of Muslims around the world will begin to remember and fervently relive the sacrifice of Imam Husain (A) through the religious services (majalis) of Ashura. The martyrs of Ashura did not die in vain; their sacrifice and memory live within the hearts of millions of people worldwide. They are beacons of true martyrs and comforters to our own personal struggles. Muharram 1436 is expected to begin on Sunday October 26th, 2014. There will be daily programs at IMAN starting on Saturday October 25th through November 5th. The daily program will be broadcast live at with previous broadcasts archived here. We are in need of volunteers to help out with the various tasks to make the Muharram program successful.


Dhul Hijjah 1435

There were confirmed reports (from IMAM and NASIMCO) of moon being sighted in many locations on Thursday September 25th.  Therefore, Friday September 26th is the 1st of Dhul Hijjah 1435 AH.  Expect the 1st of Muharram 1436 AH to fall on Sunday October 26th, 2014.  Important dates this month include:


Dhul Qa’dah 1435

The 1st of Dhul Qa’dah 1435 fell on Thursday August 28th, 2014.  Expect the 1st of Dhul Hijja to be on Friday September 26th, 2014. Important dates during this month include:

Shawwal 1435

The 1st of Shawwal 1435 fell on Tuesday July 29th, 2014.  Expect the 1st of Dhul Qa’dah to be on Wednesday August 27th, 2014. Important dates during this month include:

Eid-ul-Fitr 1435

There were no confirmed moon sighting reports in the Greater Seattle area nor from any area with which the Greater Seattle area has the same moon sighting horizon for Sunday July 27th, 2014.  Therefore, for the followers of Ayatullah Sistani and Maraje who share his view point, Monday July 28th will be the last day of Ramadhan and Eid-ul-Fitr will be on Tuesday July 29th.  There have been reports of several confirmed sightings of the moon in locations in South America that  include Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Brazil.  However, we have also been made aware of conflicting reports from South America which the committee has been unable to resolve.  We will update you as soon as we can confirm the moon sighting reports. In lieu of this, IMAN is not making any prayer arrangements for Monday and is instead recommending that everyone join on Tuesday for Eid prayers.  (more…)

Eid-ul-Fitr 1435 moon sighting information

The moon sighting visibility curves suggest that it will not be possible to sight the moon in the Greater Seattle area on Sunday July 27th.  Therefore it is highly likely that we will complete thirty fasts this holy month of Ramadhan and Eid-ul-Fitr will fall on Tuesday July 29th**.  (more…)

Ramadhan 1435

The 1st of Ramadhan 1435 begins on Sunday June 29th, 2014.  Expect the 1st of Shawwal to be on Tuesday July 29th, 2014. Important dates during this month include: