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Ramadan 1438

Ramadan 1, 1438 will be on Saturday May 27th. Ramadan Kareem!

The Chicago Hilal Committee has received and verified multiple reports from our contacts in Trinidad, Barbados and Chile. … Read more

Shaban 1438

Shaban - The Eighth Month of Islam

Shaban 1, 1438 will be Friday, April 28, 2017.

There were no sightings reported by any of our contacts, therefore Rajab will complete its cycle of  30 days and Shaban will begin at Maghrib on Thursday, April 27th inshAllah.

The … Read more

Rajab 1438

Rajab - The seventh month of Islam

Rajab 1, 1438 will be Wednesday, March 29, 2017. There were multiple moon sightings by our contacts in Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA on March 28th, 2017 (Jumaada al-Thani 29, 1438). As such, Jumaada al-Thani will complete with 29 … Read more

Jumaada al-Thani 1438

Jumaada alThani - The sixth month of Islam

Jumaada al-Thani 1, 1438 will be Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The moon was sighted by our contacts in the Carribbean and in Houston on Monday, February 27th, 2017 (Jumaada al-Awwal 29, 1438). As such, Jumaada al-Awwal will complete 29 days … Read more

Jumaada al-Awwal 1438

Jumaada alAwwal - The fifth month of Islam

NOTE: We received a few reports late Saturday night that the moon was sighted in Phoenix, Arizona. However, after further investigation, the Hilal Committee was not able to verify this report. Therefore the original decision of the Hilal Committee still … Read more

Rabi al-Thani 1438

Rabi alThani - The fourth month of Islam

Rabi al-Thani 1, 1438 will be Saturday,  December 31, 2016. The moon was not sighted anywhere by our contacts.  As such, Rabi al-Awwal will complete its cycle of 30 days and and the 1st of Rabi al-Thani will be Saturday, … Read more

Rabi al-Awwal 1438

Rabi al-Awwal - The third month of Islam

Rabi al-Awwal 1, 1438 will be Thursday, December 1st, 2016. There were no sighting reports on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 (Safar 29, 1438). As such, Safar will complete its cycle of 30 days and Rabi al-Awwal begins at Maghrib on … Read more

Safar 1438

Safar 1, 1438 is Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

There were multiple authentic sightings reported in Texas, the Caribbean and Chile on Monday, October 31, 2016 (Muharram 29, 1438). Consequently, Muharram will complete 29 days and Safar will begin at Maghrib … Read more

Muharram 1438

Muharram - The First Month of Islam

Muharram 1, 1438 will be Monday, October 3, 2016.

The Chicago Hilal Team would like to welcome the month of Muharram and the year 1438 Hijri. There were no sighting reports on Saturday October 1, 2016 (Dhul-Hijjah 29, 1437). Consequently, … Read more

Dhul-Hijjah 1437


Dhul-Hijjah 1st, 1437 will be on Saturday, September 3rd, 2016. There were numerous reports of the moon being clearly visible in Chile, Peru and the Carribean. As such Dhul-Qadah will complete 29 days and Dhul-Hijjah 1st, 1437 will begin … Read more