Ayatollah Sayed Sistani's office announced tomorrow Saturday 9th of Aprile 2016 as the first of the lunar month of Rajab 1437 AH.
The office of the supreme religious authority, Sayed Ali Al-Sistani, has predicted the possibility of seeing the new moon of the month of rajab on Friday evening (8th April), according to the timetable of the new moons issued by it, as it predicted to see the crescent on the horizon of the holy city of Najaf at the sunset, exactly at 6:27 pm, and will last 28 hours, 13 degrees and 85 minutes on top of the horizon, with the probability of seeing 2,18 % of the lighted crescent.
For this occasion, AlKafeel Global Network with all its staff ask the Almighty God by the blessings of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him) to make this month and all other months, full of goodness and blessings on Iraq and its people and all other Muslim countries. Indeed He is Hearing and Responsive.
It is to mention that the first day of the month of Rajab is a holy day, and these are the recommended acts during it:
The first: It is advisable to observe fasting on this day. According to narrations, Prophet Noah (peace be upon him) embarked on the Ark on such a day; he therefore ordered his companions to observe fasting. Hence, whoever observes fasting on this day, Hellfire will move away from him
Third: It is also recommended to visit the tomb of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) on this day. Shaykh has narrated on the authority of Basheer al-Dahhan that Imam Ja`far As-Sadeq (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever visits (Imam) Al-Hussayn ibn Ali (peace be upon both of them) on the first day of Rajab, Almighty Allah will forgive him all his sins.”