Archive | Declarations

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

Dhul-Qadah 1437

Dhul-Qadah 1, 1437 will be Friday, August 5, 2016. There were no authentic sighting reports on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 (Shawwal 29, 1437). As such, Shawwal will complete its cycle of 30 days and Dhul-Qadah will begin at Maghrib on … Read more

Shawwal 1437

Shawwal - The Tenth Month of Islam

There were no authentic sightings. Ramadan will complete it’s cycle of 30 days. Shawwal and Eid-ul-Fitr will be on Wednesday, July 6th.

We are awaiting the sunset on the West Coast. InshAllah we will be making a decision … Read more

Ramadan 1437

Ramadan 1, 1437 will be Monday, June 6th. The Chicago Hilal Committee has received and accepted moon sighting reports from Chile. Therefore, Ramadan 1, 1437 will be on Monday June 6th, 2016.

Ramadan Mubarak!

Important Dates to Remember:

Saturday, June Read more